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As of today, I do not yet have sufficient funds to pay November salaries. I was compelled last week to secure an additional 20m Dollar CERF loan – the last one according to Emergency Relief Coordinator Marc Lowcock - to help with cash flow and cover part of the November payroll. Based on the funds available, I will decide later this week if we proceed with partial payment of salaries at the end of the month or delay full payment.
“In 2010, my feet and toes started to feel numb. It was like I couldn’t walk. I thought it was because of with my bones or spine, so I decided to visit a doctor," said Buthaina Afana, a 59-year-old Palestine refugee from Nahr el-Bared Camp.
Dear colleagues, I am writing to share with you an update on the urgency of UNRWA’s financial situation. This year has been an exceptionally difficult year, with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the subsequent economic and financial downfall and the unpredictable political environment to name a few. Once again, these developments have hit disproportionally the most vulnerable and in particular Palestine refugees. Despite these difficulties and uncertainties, I decided in September that UNRWA school children should go back to learning, while our efforts to secure the necessary funds in...
The Government of Japan today signed a contribution agreement amounting to 450,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately US$ 4.3 million) with the UNRWA.
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