refugees

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...
Press Releases
Distribution of bedding kits to PRS
24 February 2014
In the reporting period, UNRWA delivered and distributed 2,144 food parcels to Palestine refugees (PR) in Yarmouk, facilitated by authorities on the ground: 810 food parcels on 4 February, 645 on 5 February, 500 on 6 February and 189 on 7 February. A further 280 were distributed on 19 February, for a total of 6,808...
Emergency Reports
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...
Press Releases
UNRWA’s Commissioner-General deplores the killing of 18, including five Palestine refugee children, in southern Syria
19 February 2014
I am shocked and outraged to have to report that at least 18 people were killed yesterday, including five Palestine refugee school children and an UNRWA staff member, when an explosive struck near UNRWA's Zeitoun school in Muzeirib, 11 km north-west of Dera'a in southern Syria, between 11:00 and 12:00. At least 20...
Official Statements
Syria Crisis Response Update (issue no 69)
07 February 2014
Issue 69 (21 January – 3 February 2014) YARMOUK Food distributions In the reporting period, UNRWA delivered and distributed 4,272 food parcels to Palestine refugees (PR) in Yarmouk, facilitated by authorities on the ground. Twenty-six food parcels were distributed on 21 January; 1,026 on 30 January; 980 on 31 January...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA Launches Teacher Policy to further Professionalize Its Teaching Force
05 February 2014
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has launched its Teacher Policy.
Press Releases
UNRWA health centre Jaramana - Taghrid Mohammad UNRWA Archives
27 January 2014
At the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, in Kuwait City, UNRWA received a generous contribution of US$ 28.1 million from the United States of America.
Press Releases
Near al-Qazzaz intersection, Damascus, May 2013
23 January 2014
Amman On Thursday, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) organized a briefing to update a number of donor countries on the Syria Regional Crisis Response Plan, launched in December 2013 to outline the Agency’s plans to respond to the needs of Palestine refugees affected by the ongoing conflict. UNRWA...
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