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Beneficiaries receive UNRWA food parcels, made possible with generous support from the UAE. Sahnaya, Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 July 2015
Generous support from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making a meaningful difference to Palestine refugees in Syria as they celebrate the holy month of Ramadan this year. In 2014, the UAE donated US$ 15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) food assistance programme in Syria. While this...
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo
08 April 2015
“I felt so happy to see the smile on girls’ faces when I was distributing school kits to them in Talbieh school,” Diala says. Diala Amer Fayez Kakish, 16, is a 10th grade student at Raha International School in Abu Dhabi. She recently donated 210 school kits to students at the UNRWA Talbieh Girls’ School. Diala...
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Jamal Hamzeh
25 February 2015
For 55-year-old Jamal Hamzeh and his family, the UNRWA food assistance he received last November, made possible by generous support from the United Arab Emirates, has been a lifeline. Like the majority of the 480,000 Palestine refugees in Syria affected by the armed conflict, Jamal, his wife and five children rely on...
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Palestine refugees from Damascus queue at UNRWA’s Alliance Distribution Center to receive food packages, made possible by the generous funding of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Damascus, November 2014. © UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
18 February 2015
UNRWA distributes food parcels to over 93,000 families during first round of assistance
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09 December 2014
East Jerusalem The UN General Assembly has voted with an overwhelming majority to admit Brazil and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to full membership of the Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); the Agency’s consultative body which advises on key...
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17 October 2014
UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis delivered these remarks as part of the ‘Investing in the Future’ Protecting Refugee Children in the Middle East and North Africa High-Level Panel: Towards Better Protection of Refugee Children and Adolescents in the Middle East and North Africa Region
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17 October 2014
UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis has highlighted the dire situation of Palestine refugee children and youth region-wide. “Already vulnerable as refugees, occupation and conflict increasingly deprive Palestine youth of basic rights and protection,” Ms. Ellis said.
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Additional Vital Assistance from the Ruler of Dubai Coordinated by the International Humanitarian City to Conflict-Affected Palestinians in Gaza
19 August 2014
Amman The last of a total of 24 aid airlifts from Dubai, generously funded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, landed today at Marka International Airport in Amman. The humanitarian airlift operation which started on 21 July...
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AE Pledges $15 million for Palestine Refugees in Syria
22 July 2014
The United Arab Emirates Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) on Monday 21 July provided a donation of $15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to distribute desperately needed food-aid to Palestine refugees who continue to suffer the worst effects of Syria’s civil war...
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