West Bank

Clowns Cross Borders
17 July 2014
West Bank With suitcases full of balloons, red noses and musical instruments, Rubén Río, Beatriz Garrido, Enrique Méndez and Javier Ariza, members of Spanish humanitarian organization Payasos Sin Fronteras, or Clowns Without Borders, brought smiles and laughter to children across the West Bank. In May and June 2014,...
Features
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the ICJ ruling on the West Bank Barrier
09 July 2014
Ten years ago on 9 July 2004, the International Court of Justice issued its ‘Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.” The Court found that the construction of the Wall, including in and around East Jerusalem, and its associated regime, to be...
Official Statements
02 July 2014
UNRWA is increasingly disturbed by the rising levels of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Official Statements
Saudi Arabia Supports Education and Health for Palestine Refugees
01 July 2014
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), has donated US$ 89.5 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). On 30 June, two agreements, to support UNRWA projects in the West Bank and Gaza, were signed in Riyadh by SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director HE...
Press Releases
Food Insecurity in Palestine Remains High
03 June 2014
Joint press release by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the World Food Programme (WFP) Food insecurity in Palestine remains at very high levels, with a third...
Press Releases
Hundreds of children attend the closing ceremony of EU-UNRWA Fun Days in Ramallah
28 May 2014
In Ramallah on 27 May, Palestine refugee students from UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools across the West Bank gathered at the Palestinian Medical Relief Society to attend the closing ceremony of the popular EU-UNRWA Fun Days project. The event was attended by officials from UNRWA, the European Union (EU), and...
Press Releases
American Musician Brings Bluegrass to Bethlehem
27 May 2014
West Bank “I’ve come all the way from Tennessee to see you”, American musician Sierra Hull told the packed crowd at the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) girls’ school in Dheisheh camp on 21 May. “It’s always been my dream to visit Bethlehem and it is an honour for me to play for you here today”, she said, before she...
Features
UNRWA Students Sweep Robotics Competition
07 May 2014
West Bank In the first Lego robotics competition held at Birzeit University’s Najad Za’ni Center for Excellence in Information Technology, on 15 April, the top three prizeswent to students of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Competing against 23 other schools from all over the West Bank...
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