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UNRWA Donor Relations Division Chief Virginia Villar-Arribas and Austrian Representative Dr. Andrea Nasi at a signing ceremony in East Jerusalem. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
25 May 2015
The Austrian government has donated EUR 1.25 million (US$ 1,382,743) to help UNRWA provide health care to Palestine refugees in Gaza and the West Bank.
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Healthy bodies, healthy minds
23 May 2015
Almost 1,000 UNRWA schoolboys from 35 elementary schools participated in the annual UNRWA sport festival held in the Gaza Middle Area, displaying their talent and skills in sports such as karate, basketball and gymnastics. The schoolboys’ festival is one component of a larger project that targets both girls and boys.
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© UNRWA Photo
20 May 2015
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, is delivering improved health services to millions of Palestine refugees across the Middle East because of root and branch reforms. These are the findings of a new report from UNRWA’s Health Department published today in Geneva
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One side of the Vivicittà Run, Beirut. 2015 UNRWA Photo
18 May 2015
The Municipality of Tyre, the Italian Embassy in Beirut, the Italian Cooperation Office in Lebanon, Italian Association UISP, UNRWA and the Italian Contingent ITALBATT within the UN Peacekeeping mission (UNIFIL) have organized the Vivicittà Run for the second consecutive year.
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Staff members of Community Based Organizations in Khan Younis actively participate in a ‘Training of Trainers’ workshop offered by the UNRWA Gender Initiative with funds from BMZ Germany. Photo credit: © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Ahmed Al Maqadama.
23 April 2015
UNRWA has entered the final phase of an early recovery project called ‘Assistance to Support Education, Health and Gender in the Transition from Emergency to Development’, generously funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ).
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EU supports UNRWA in provision of specialized mental health services
15 April 2015
UNRWA is currently mainstreaming mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) as a cross cutting issue, advocating for a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to address MHPSS needs of Palestine refugees. In this context, UNRWA Lebanon Filed Office is developing the capacities of frontline staff from all core...
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© UNRWA Photo
07 April 2015
The incidence of foodborne and waterborne diseases among Palestine refugees has been decreasing steadily since UNRWA records began. However, a slight upturn between 2013 and 2014, which can be attributed to the conflicts in Syria and Gaza, indicates the importance of ongoing vigilance. Two important indicators for...
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