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From Gaza to Japan, a Message of Solidarity
12 March 2014
Gaza On the third anniversary of the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan, a message of continued solidarity and strength was carried there on the wind from the Gaza Strip. One thousand Palestine refugee students from UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools in Gaza gathered to fly kites in commemoration of...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Thanks Saudi Arabia for Support
07 March 2014
Amman The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi, visited Riyadh on 3 March in a final visit before leaving his post with UNRWA to thank officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the Kingdom’s generous and consistent support for the Agency during his tenure. Mr. Grandi, who...
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06 March 2014
Amman The International Islamic Relief Organization – Saudi Arabia (IIROSA) has signed an agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), worth US$ 1 million, to support the Agency’s Job Creation Programme (JCP) in the Gaza Strip. The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Habhab, Director...
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Singer and UNRWA Goodwill Ambassador Mohammed Assaf Visits the Danish Royal Library
27 February 2014
Copenhagen This week, Arab Idol-winning singer Mohammed Assaf visited the Danish Royal Library in Copenhagen, where the Archive of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is being digitized by a team of professional experts, thanks to a generous contribution from the Government of Denmark. The Danish Royal Library...
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Indian Representative Visits Palestine Refugee Camps
26 February 2014
West Bank On 26 February 2014, the Representative of India to Palestine, H.E B.S. Mubarak, along with his assistant, Mohammed E. Abu-Shamsieh, joined David Hutton, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Deputy Director of Operations for the West Bank, and an UNRWA delegation for a tour of the Shu’fat and Aqbat Jabr...
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Norwegian Teachers Visit Kalandia Girls School
20 February 2014
West Bank On 13 February, the students of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Kalandia Girls School hosted 25 Norwegian teachers from the Oslo Adult Education Centre, who were visiting Kalandia camp to observe first-hand the access restrictions that plague Palestine refugee residents of the West Bank. Kalandia...
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Support from Japan for Palestine Refugees
21 February 2014
East Jerusalem At the Kalandia Training Centre in Ramallah, Margot Ellis, Deputy Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), accepted a generous contribution of approximately US$ 16 million from Junya Matsuura, Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative to the Palestinian Authority of...
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UNRWA - Private Sector Partnerships
03 February 2014
“At UNRWA, we see private companies as important partners. Together, we are focusing on achieving sustainable development and supporting refugee communities,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi tells the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in a recently published interview. Asked about which companies...
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Commissioner-General visits Brussels
29 January 2014
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi visited Brussels for meetings with the European Parliament and with HE Baroness Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Mr. Grandi thanked Baroness Ashton for the long-standing and invaluable commitment she has shown to supporting...
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29 January 2014
Vienna The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) celebrates the thirty-eighth anniversary of its establishment with an exhibition about community-driven planning projects in Palestine refugee camps. Entitled ‘Space, Time, Dignity, Rights – Improving Palestinian Refugee Camps’, the exhibition, at OFID...
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