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UN-led Campaign Supported by Millions Globally Tells the Parties to the Syria Conflict: End Restrictions on Civilians Now
23 January 2014
East Jerusalem An unprecedented three-day social media campaign generating more than 31.6 million ‘impressions’ and reaching tens of millions around the world has demanded that the parties to the Syria conflict allow aid to flow to Yarmouk, the besieged Damascus neighbourhood and a key area hosting Palestine refugees...
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“How Much Longer?”
17 January 2014
Statement by the International Humanitarian Community How much longer must children suffer from hunger? How much longer must women die in childbirth for lack of medical care? How much longer must we be barred from the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus and the many thousands of desperate and vulnerable...
Official Statements
16 January 2014
Amman The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the International Islamic Relief Organization – Saudi Arabia (IIROSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a mutual cooperation framework to provide assistance to Palestine refugees. This agreements extends the organizations’ previous...
Press Releases
10 January 2014
East Jerusalem The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) thanks the Valladolid Regional Government, in Spain, for a generous contribution of EUR 12,662 (US$ 17,304). The latest funds from Valladolid will help UNRWA combat gender-based violence (GBV) in the Gaza Strip,...
Press Releases
09 January 2014
Human Appeal International (HAI) provided the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) with 254 vouchers to buy winter clothes from Daraghmeh Stores. The vouchers, worth US$ 24 each, were distributed to Syrian and Palestinian children who, having fled the conflict in Syria, are currently attending UNRWA schools...
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Qatar Charity Donates US$1 Million to Palestine Refugees in Gaza
09 January 2014
Qatar Charity and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have signed an agreement to support the UNRWA Health programme in Gaza. Under this agreement, worth US$ 1 million, UNRWA is procuring urgently needed medicines and physiotherapy equipment for Palestine refugees...
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Germany Supports PRS in Lebanon
16 December 2013
East Jerusalem The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) signed today another Agreement with KfW, the German Development Bank, for a contribution of EUR 5.7 million (US$ 7.8 million) to contribute to the Agency´s support to Palestine refugees that fled from Syria (PRS) to Lebanon. The...
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Letter addressed to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa from Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi on the passing of Nelson Mandela
07 December 2013
On behalf of all staff at UNRWA I would like to express sincere condolences on the passing of Nelson Mandela
Official Statements
03 December 2013
Beirut On 11 November 2013, the European Union (EU) signed an agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), under which the EU will provide EUR 12 million (US$ 16.3 million) towards the reconstruction of the Palestine refugee camp of Nahr el-Bared, in North...
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UNRWA and Saudi Arabia Launch West Bank Projects
29 November 2013
West Bank On 26 November 2013, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held a ceremony launching a group of reconstruction projects funded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through its Saudi Fund for Development, at a total value of US$ 14 million. The ceremony was held...
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