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©2015 UNRWA photo
27 May 2015
The Director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, Robert Turner, has announced his intention to leave his post in mid-July, after serving with the Agency since 1 May 2012.
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UNRWA Donor Relations Division Chief Virginia Villar-Arribas and Austrian Representative Dr. Andrea Nasi at a signing ceremony in East Jerusalem. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
25 May 2015
The Austrian government has donated EUR 1.25 million (US$ 1,382,743) to help UNRWA provide health care to Palestine refugees in Gaza and the West Bank.
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Healthy bodies, healthy minds
23 May 2015
Almost 1,000 UNRWA schoolboys from 35 elementary schools participated in the annual UNRWA sport festival held in the Gaza Middle Area, displaying their talent and skills in sports such as karate, basketball and gymnastics. The schoolboys’ festival is one component of a larger project that targets both girls and boys.
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) and German Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin. © German Federal Foreign Office
22 May 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has praised the remarkable support from Germany for Palestine refugees – particularly refugees in Gaza – during an official trip to Berlin this week. Germany is the second-largest supporter of the UNRWA response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the 2014 conflict in...
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Nov. 27, 2013, Beqaa Valley. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Shafiq Fahed
22 May 2015
UNRWA has been forced to suspend monthly cash assistance for housing to Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) living in Lebanon. Starting July 2015, more than 43,000 Palestine refugees from Syria in Lebanon who receive monthly cash assistance of US$ 100 per family towards housing and US$ 27 per person towards food will...
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