Gaza Youth Receive First Prize in UNRWA/EU Photo and Film Competition
25 October 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the European Union (EU) announced the results of their 2013 photo and film competition for young Palestine refugees at the Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah.
Press Releases
14 October 2013
The UNITED NATIONS WORKS AND RELIEF AGENCY deplores the violence in Dera’a refugee camp in southern Syria, which reportedly claimed the lives of Palestine refugees and severely damaged UNRWA’s Health Centre and Women’s Programme Centre.
Official Statements
Irish Minister of State Visits UNRWA in Lebanon
09 October 2013
Irish Minister of State for Development and Trade Joe Costello visited the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Lebanon on 7 October 2013 to discuss the challenges facing the Agency, in particular those due to the influx of Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS). Following this visit, he continued on to...
Press Releases
UNRWA and Japan Celebrate Partnership
08 October 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is grateful to the Government of Japan for a generous contribution of US$ 5 million to help the Agency continue responding to the emergency caused by the ongoing conflict in Syria.
Press Releases
“Palestine Refugees: An Unresolved Question at the Time of the Syria Crisis”
06 October 2013
Lecture by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4 October 2013 Thank you, Professor Scalercio, for your introduction. Allow me to also thank Paulo Esteves and the Instituto de Relações...
Official Statements
Human Appeal International helps Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan
02 October 2013
Amman Human Appeal International, an Emirati NGO based in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) have signed an agreement covering the provision of in-kind assistance for Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) who have fled to Jordan. The first donation...
Press Releases
Nahed al-Mughrabi collects her cash assistance in Jaramana
30 September 2013
Khaled Ali Suleiman, a 39-year-old Palestine refugee from Syria who came to the Jaramana camp in December 2012, intends to buy school supplies for his four children using cash assistance from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Nahed al-Mughrabi, who comes from the same Damascus neighbourhood,...
30 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 1 Palestine Refugee (PR) was killed this week as a result. UNRWA estimates over 50% of registered PR are displaced either in Syria or to neighbouring countries.
Emergency Reports
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.
Saudi Campaign Supports Food Assistance for Displaced Palestine Refugees in Jordan
29 August 2013
With the support of a generous contribution from the Saudi Campaign for the Relief of the Syrian People, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) was able to provide valuable support, during the month of Ramadan, to Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) who had fled to Jordan. The Saudi...
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