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Communiqué  Ministerial Strategic Dialogue on UNRWA
Foreign Ministers H.E Margot Wallström of Sweden and H.E Ayman Safadi of Jordan hosted a ministerial strategic dialogue in Stockholm today to discuss sustainable ways to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
UNRWA Commissioner-General  Pierre Krähenbühl (left) and Head of the German Representative Office in Palestine, Christian Clages (right) at UNRWA offices in East Jerusalem. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
Germany’s latest contribution of US$10.1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will help provide important assistance in the areas of education,
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl meets with a Palestine refugee student in Syria. © 2018 UNRWA Photo
Op-ed by Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) When last visiting the Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, I was confronted with a scale of devastation unlike anything I had witnessed before in almost three decades of work in war zones around the world. Standing in these fields of ruin, I saw signs everywhere of the appalling human cost of an unforgiving conflict, which has torn apart the lives of millions of Syrians. I was also reminded of what makes the tragedy of Palestine refugees in Syria so particularly unique...
© 2019 UNRWA Photo
The family’s only income is UNRWA cash assistance. UNRWA operates one of the largest cash assistance programmes in an active conflict setting anywhere in the world
Maha Hajjaj collects some herbs and vegetables from the organic rooftop garden in Burj Barajneh, an initiative complementary to the Soufra catering service. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Rabie Akel
Aromatic parsley, burgeoning red-leaf lettuce and fragrant, fresh mint – these are just a few of the herbs and vegetables flourishing in an organic rooftop garden in the most unlikely of places:
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