refugees

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...
Press Releases
Fighting Diabetes, One Day at a Time
02 December 2013
“We are like friends who care for each other”: That’s how 15-year-old Randa, a Palestine refugee student in Amman, described her life with diabetes. After the doctors and nurses of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) helped her learn to manage her condition, Randa joined the Agency staff in Amman on 20...
Features
Blazing a Trail for Working Mothers at UNRWA
02 December 2013
On Friday, 22 November, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) inaugurated the New Mothers’ Space in its West Bank field office. Opened by Director of UNRWA Operations Felipe Sanchez, it is not just the first breastfeeding space UNRWA has opened in any of its five field offices, but also the first such...
Features
UNRWA Archive Documents Memory and Continuity of Palestine Refugees
29 November 2013
When UNRWA unveiled 'The Long Journey' - a selection of photographs and films from an ongoing project to preserve, protect and digitize the Agency's massive archives - the date, the setting and the materials themselves, drawn from more than 60 years' worth of films and photographs, gave guests a stark and powerful...
Features
29 November 2013
UNRWA is launching a nationwide winterization assistance plan, starting on 5 December, for Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) who have recorded their details with the Agency in Lebanon.
Press Releases
29 November 2013
By United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon This annual Solidarity Day is an opportunity to reflect on the critical situation faced by the Palestinian people and to consider our collective contributions and responsibilities as Governments, international or civil society organizations, towards Israeli-Palestinian...
Official Statements
Darkness in Gaza
29 November 2013
"Everything stops," says Daulat. She doesn't just mean the refrigerator, the washing machine and other devices; this Palestine refugee mother means daily life in her neighbourhood of Shajaiya. "Electricity outages paralyze our entire life," she explains. Since the Gaza Power Plant stopped operating, on 1 November, she...
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