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Members of a community-based organization are preparing the distribution of hot meals for poor refugees in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Awad
16 July 2015
From 12 to 14 July, many poor families in the Gaza Strip received daily hot meals through UNRWA thanks to the generous donation from the UAE-based Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF). The donation covered the costs of over 9,550 hot meals that have reached approximately 28,670 abject poor individuals who did...
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© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
14 July 2015
US$ 1.46 million in funding made available for outstanding rental subsidy payments (US$ 556,900) to cover the period from September to December 2014 and US$ 500 reintegration grants to replace lost household goods (US$ 909,500) will reach 2,499 refugee families across the Gaza Strip. The families can access this...
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Beneficiaries receive UNRWA food parcels, made possible with generous support from the UAE. Sahnaya, Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 July 2015
Generous support from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making a meaningful difference to Palestine refugees in Syria as they celebrate the holy month of Ramadan this year. In 2014, the UAE donated US$ 15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) food assistance programme in Syria. While this...
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Commissioner-General’s First Visit to China
09 July 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl carried out an official trip to Beijing this week in order to build stronger relations between the Agency and the People’s Republic of China.
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EU Parliament President Martin Schulz (front) speaks at the inauguration of the UNRWA Photo Exhibition “I'm not a statistic”. © European Union 2015 – EP
02 July 2015
From 29 June to 1 July, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Brussels for a range of senior-level meetings to draw attention to the Agency’s crucial role and activities and to raise the alarm regarding its dramatic level of underfunding, as well as to officially open the UNRWA photography exhibition ‘I...
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