refugees

Sharifah and her classmates at the Qalqiliya Boys’ Basic School
26 September 2013
When she started working as an attendant at the Qalqiliya Boys' Basic School, 64-year-old Sharifah Mohammad Ahmad Ali Mansour didn't know her life was about to change. She was alone tending her family’s farm following the death of her parents, and she thought that the position was just three months of employment...
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Secretary-General to Co-Chair New York Meeting on UNRWA
23 September 2013
East Jerusalem The Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki Moon, and the Secretary General of the Arab League, Dr Nabil El Araby, will co-chair in New York on 26 September, in the margins of the UN General Assembly, a ministerial meeting on the funding difficulties of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and...
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Raisin in the Sun
23 September 2013
Nineteen-year-old Rania*, a Palestine refugee from Damascus, describes her parents as "defenders of justice". Both her mother and her father are lawyers, and she is determined to follow their path and fight for the rights of others.
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Bernadotte: His Legacy to Palestine Refugees
17 September 2013
Speech by Chris Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson, on behalf of the UNRWA Commissioner-General at an event in Jerusalem to commemorate the sixty-fifth anniversary of the death of Count Bernadotte Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, Allow me to begin with some words of apology and some of thanks. The Commissioner-...
Official Statements
06 September 2013
Conflict is increasingly encroaching on UNRWA camps with shelling and clashes continuing to take place in and nearby a number of camps. A reported 3 Palestine Refugees (PR) were killed this week as a result. UNRWA estimates over 50% of registered PR are displaced either in Syria or to neighbouring countries.
Emergency Reports
26 August 2013
Conflict is increasingly encroaching on UNRWA camps with shelling and clashes continuing to take place in and nearby a number of camps. A reported 6 Palestine Refugees (PR) including 1 child were killed this week as a result. UNRWA estimates over 50% of registered PR are now displaced either in Syria or to...
Emergency Reports
26 August 2013
Statement by Chris Gunness UNRWA Spokesman Jerusalem 26 August 2013 UNRWA deeply regrets to confirm that one of its staff members, a 34-year-old father of four, was shot dead by Israeli forces and killed instantly in an operation in Kalandia refugee camp in the occupied West Bank at approximately seven o'clock this...
Official Statements
Saudi Arabia Contributes US$ 10M for Palestine Refugees from Syria
10 September 2013
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has responded to the Syria Appeal of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) with a generous donation of US$ 10 million, through its Saudi Fund for Development. The ongoing conflict in Syria is increasingly encroaching on UNRWA camps, and the Agency...
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Belgium Contributes US$ 8M to Support Palestine Refugees
05 September 2013
The Kingdom of Belgium has announced a new contribution of EUR 6 million (US$ 8 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The latest contribution has been made to the Agency’s General Fund, which supports the vital services that UNRWA provides to some 5...
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UNRWA Welcomes Italian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs to Gaza
03 September 2013
The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic, Lapo Pistelli, has concluded his first official visit to the Gaza Strip. Minister Pistelli met with Robert Turner, Director of Operations in Gaza for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Mr Turner...
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