refugees

UNRWA Thanks EU for Support
27 December 2013
The European Union (EU) has announced a new contribution of EUR 16 million
Press Releases
"Father and child amongst their belongings following the demolition.”
26 December 2013
UNRWA condemns the latest demolitions in the West Bank, which displaced 68 people
Official Statements
Palestine refugee children in Syria longing to live a normal life
19 December 2013
Amid all the violence of the conflict in Syria, now nearly three years old, the Hameed family will always remember the shell that hit their home in the Palestine refugee camp of Qabr Essit, in Damascus, on 3 July 2013. In an instant, three of the family's children - 17-year-old Ahmad, 13-year-old Omar and 10-year-old...
Features
UNRWA Celebrates Human Rights Day
10 December 2013
East Jerusalem Celebrated each year on 10 December, Human Rights Day marks the anniversary of the adoption, in 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly. As a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) joins the...
Press Releases
06 December 2013
Damascus Following the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on 25 November, Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, Director of Affairs in Syria for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), opened a family support office to serve Palestine refugees in Damascus. Located within the UNRWA...
Press Releases
05 December 2013
Damascus UNRWA condemns the killing of another of its staff, the tenth to die as a result of the Syria conflict. Suzan Ghazazweh, a teacher at Abbasyyeh School, Muzeirib, was killed by shrapnel in her home in the afternoon of 2 December when a shell struck her residence in Shamal Al Khatt Quarter, Dera’a. The...
Official Statements
05 December 2013
Beirut On 4 December, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) welcomed a delegation from the United Kingdom to the Palestine refugee camp of Dbayeh, on the outskirts of Beirut. The delegation, led by Simon Gass, Director General, Political at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was accompanied by Roger...
Press Releases
UNRWA Pledging Conference
04 December 2013
"For 2014, we have developed a core budget of 687 million USD with nearly zero growth," Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis says at the UNRWA 2014 Pledging Conference
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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