UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
“Our microfinance work is a rare but significant example of hope in conflict-torn Syria,” says UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
Reem Yaghy speaks with a journalist from Al Quds Network. © 2017 UNRWA  Photo by Yahia Masswadeh
Earlier this week, Reem Yaghy, a 14-year-old ninth grader from the Aqbat Jabr UNRWA Basic Girls School, became the Director of UNRWA Operations (DUO) in the West Bank for a day. Together with West Bank DUO Scott Anderson and a number of UNRWA officials, Reem began her day of meetings and site visits at the UNRWA Jerusalem Area Office. Reem speaks with the UNRWA Jalazone Girls School Parliament team. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Yahia Masswadeh Reem’s first official action as DUO was to inaugurate ‘DUO for A Day’ as an annual event. Next, Reem met with UNRWA Jerusalem area chiefs of the health and...
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tala Zeitawi
The Russian Federation has contributed US$ 2 million to UNRWA in support of its core programmes and services, including education for over 500,000 children, quality primary health care for over 3.5 million patients and assistance for over 250,000 acutely vulnerable refugees
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East has introduced new cash counting and counterfeit detection technologies in all branches of the Agency’s microfinance programme to improve the quality and efficiency of microfinance services for Palestine refugees. The UNRWA Microfinance Department is the sole microfinance provider in Palestine that has cashiering functions in its branches to collect cash repayments from its clients. Whereas other microfinance service providers require clients to process repayments through third-party banks, the Agency’s...