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Courtesy of the Netherlands Embassy to Jordan
29 November 2016
The Netherlands Embassy in Jordan announced on Monday, 28 November, a contribution of EUR 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of education services provided by the Agency to Palestine refugee children from Syria. This announcement comes as...
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SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, H.E. Eng. Yousef al-Bassam (second from right) shakes hands with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl after signing the agreements. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
28 November 2016
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development, has contributed US$ 67 million to UNRWA for projects to be implemented in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan. The three agreements were signed today by the SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, H.E. Eng. Yousef al-Bassam, and UNRWA Commissioner-...
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25 November 2016
The twenty-sixth annual meeting of the Council of Educational Affairs of the League of Arab States (Arab League) with the Department of Education of UNRWA was held in Cairo from 6 to 9 November 2016 to discuss the achievements and challenges of the UNRWA education programme
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Courtesy of the Principality of Monaco Delegation
25 November 2016
On 9 November, Programme Coordinator Emilie Silvestre and Programme Officer Laetitia Vecchierini from the Government of the Principality of Monaco visited the UNRWA Lebanon Field Office to see first-hand the implementation and achievements of Monaco-funded projects
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25 November 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse over US$ 1.6 million for reconstruction (US$ 1,218,296) and severe repair works (US$ 409,636) to a total of 219 refugee families across Gaza. The benefiting families were able to access their assistance through the local banks. Emergency shelter – including support for home repairs,...
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