Palestine Refugees

2015 UNRWA photo
26 July 2015
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, is holding an extraordinary session of its Advisory Commission today, to discuss the Agency’s most severe financial crisis ever. The Commission will review the growing risk that UNRWA may have to delay the start of the academic year in some 700 schools for half a...
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Commissioner-General’s First Visit to China
09 July 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl carried out an official trip to Beijing this week in order to build stronger relations between the Agency and the People’s Republic of China.
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26 June 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl made his first official visit to Russia this week in order to foster stronger strategic ties on behalf of the Agency.
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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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Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) Vice Chairman and Managing Director H.E. Eng. Yousef Ibrahim Al-Bassam (second from left) and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from right) during the signing ceremony. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
20 May 2015
The Government of Saudi Arabia has signed seven agreements totaling US$ 111.5 million in assistance for Palestine refugees through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
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18 May 2015
Belgium has announced a new contribution of EUR 18.75 million spanning 2015-2017 that will help UNRWA provide essential health, education, relief, social services and emergency relief assistance for Palestine refugees.
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl © UNRWA
07 May 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has used his first official visit to Brazil to highlight the importance of the growing partnership between the Agency and the Latin American state.
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2015 UNRWA photo
01 May 2015
US$ 1.37 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through KfW Development Bank and the Japanese Government, available as first instalment for supporting home repairs of severe damages, will reach 388 refugee families across the Gaza Strip next week. They will...
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25 March 2015
As part of its continued early recovery response to the summer 2014 conflict in Gaza, UNRWA is providing exceptional food parcels to approximately 47,000 families across the Strip.
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© UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
19 February 2015
UNRWA last month was forced to suspend its cash assistance programme supporting repairs and providing rental subsidies to Palestine refugee families in Gaza
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