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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (speaking) addresses representatives of host and donor countries at the opening session of UNRWA Advisory Commission (AdCom) held in Jordan on 18 June 2018. The AdCom members discussed the Agency’s unprecedented financial crisis and state of services rendered to Palestine refugees. © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi.
The Advisory Commission of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) met in Jordan on 18-19 June to discuss support for the Agency, as it continues with energetic efforts to meet the needs of Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip and West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre Krähenbühl, said “It has been an extraordinarily difficult year for UNRWA and I am very encouraged by the first phase of mobilization in response to our funding crisis. It is extremely important that,...
©2018 UNRWA Photo by Laura Sunnen
An UNRWA convoy has delivered life-saving aid to Palestine refugees and vulnerable Syrians displaced from the destroyed Yarmouk unofficial refugee camp in Damascus to the nearby neighbourhood of Yalda. UNRWA resumed access to the area for the first time since 25 May 2016 and reached those displaced by the recent fighting in Yarmouk with emergency assistance, including medicine and food. The convoy, which included a mobile UNRWA health clinic, consisted of 18 truckloads. Mr. Mohamed Abdi Adar, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria said: "These refugees had already suffered untold hardship because...
© 2018 Photo by: Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl and His Excellency Mr. Khalifa Bin Jassim Al Kuwari, Director-General of the Qatar Fund for Development signed on Wednesday in Doha a memorandum of understanding in the amount of US$ 50 million. This highly generous contribution by the State of Qatar is crucial to safeguard Palestine refugees’ access to essential education in 2018. These funds will be utilized immediately to sustain the Agency’s education...
Nuha Abu Nasser with one of her students at a recently re-opened UNRWA school in Sbeineh camp, Rif Damascus, Syria ©2018 UNRWA Photo by Fernande van Tets
Nuha Abu Nasser, a 40-year-old from Sbeineh camp, smiles as she walks through the hallway of a recently re-opened UNRWA school.
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