UNRWA doctor examines a child in Yalda, Damascus; August 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
20 August 2015
UNRWA conducted its second humanitarian mission to Yalda today to provide life-saving healthcare consultations to civilians, as well as WASH supplies. In late July 2015, UNRWA received credible reports of an outbreak of typhoid in Yarmouk, putting the lives and wellbeing of thousands of civilians at greater risk, as...
Emergency Reports
© 2014 UNRWA Photo
19 August 2015
On Tuesday, UNRWA conducted its first humanitarian mission to Yalda, since access to the area was suspended on June 8th 2015. Amidst reports of a typhoid outbreak in the Yarmouk region, with at least tens of cases credibly reported in Yarmouk, Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahem, UNRWA was authorized to provide limited...
Emergency Reports
18 August 2015
The Navarra Regional Government has donated EUR 85,000 to UNRWA, which will support one mobile clinic for approximately three months in 2015. The right to health care is widely recognized by the international community, and these funds are crucial in guaranteeing that the most vulnerable Palestine refugees will have...
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Palestine refugee girl being examined by a doctor at an UNRWA clinic in Rafah, Gaza Strip. © 2012 UNRWA Photo
08 August 2015
The infant mortality rate in Gaza has risen for the first time in five decades, according to an UNRWA study , and the Agency’s Health Director says the blockade may be contributing to the trend. Every five years, UNRWA conducts a survey of infant mortality across the region, and the 2013 results were released this...
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UNRWA-WHO panel on “Refugees and internally displaced persons: Right to health, right to life?” © 2015 UNRWA Representative Office to the European Union
08 June 2015
On 3 and 4 June, UNRWA prominently participated in the European Development Days (EDDs) Brussels, that took place under the theme “our world, our dignity, our future”, and attracted over 6,000 high‐profile political decision makers, development practitioners, international organisations, advocacy organisations,...
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01 June 2015
In response to an exploding type 2 diabetes epidemic, UNRWA is delivering improved health services to millions of Palestine refugees across the Middle East following reforms. New initiatives such as the Family Health Team (FHT) model and a partnership with Microclinic International (MCI) are key to these reforms.
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31 May 2015
UNRWA today introduced an Agency-wide smoking ban across all its installations. Starting today, there will be a complete ban on smoking and the use of any tobacco products on all UNRWA premises – indoor and outdoor – except for designated smoking areas.
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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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