health

Regional government of Aragón, Spain, supports families affected by the emergency in Syria
09 November 2014
The regional government of Aragón, Spain, has donated EUR 40,000 (US$ 54,700) to help UNRWA provide hygiene kits to the most vulnerable Palestine refugees, including displaced children, women and elderly persons. Non-food items such as the hygiene kits provide important support to the health of the Palestine refugee...
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UNRWA Archives
03 October 2014
Over the decades, the UNRWA health programme has dramatically rolled back the burden of communicable and vaccine-preventable disease among Palestine refugees in Syria. The health of Palestine refugees increasingly mirrors global trends, where non-communicable diseases such as cancer, hypertension and diabetes are a...
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UNRWA Archives
22 August 2014
“We first heard rumours about typhoid from our partners in the Palestine Red Crescent Society, during our missions to distribute food in Yarmouk”, a senior UNRWA health staff member in Syria explains. In areas with adequate public sanitation typhoid, a common but often fatal bacterial disease can easily be prevented,...
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Health and hygiene a continuing priority at UNRWA emergency shelters; new awareness campaign to be implemented by beneficiaries
13 August 2014
After a month of hostilities and with more than 220,000 women, men and children still taking refuge in UNRWA schools in Gaza, UNRWA continues to implement new initiatives in an effort to maintain the health and cleanliness of its shelters. This week, a hygiene and water campaign was launched in 90 shelters across all...
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10 July 2014
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is grateful to the City Council of Zaragoza, Spain, for continued support to Palestine refugees
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Adapt, survive and thrive: UNRWA responds to the Syria crisis
02 July 2014
It was the start of another day for the UNRWA team in Syria. Our convoy entered the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus on 31 January where, as usual, a river of people as far as the eye could see stood waiting for food. A colleague casually snapped a photo, unaware that he had captured an image...
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Saudi Arabia Supports Education and Health for Palestine Refugees
01 July 2014
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), has donated US$ 89.5 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). On 30 June, two agreements, to support UNRWA projects in the West Bank and Gaza, were signed in Riyadh by SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director HE...
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Despite Massive Challenges, UNRWA Health Services Remain Active in Syria
20 May 2014
UNRWA health services in war-torn Syria have responded with flexibility and resourcefulness to the unprecedented destruction and restrictions on clients, according to a new report released today.
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Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce Support for E-health
14 May 2014
Gaza Thanks to generous contributions to a campaign organized by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (CCAB), based in São Paulo, Brazil, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has received US$ 54,000 and will be able to implement its E-health system in 3 more of its 21 health centres in Gaza...
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