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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl met with the South Korean Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cho Tae-yul, and several other government officials during his two-day visit to the Republic of Korea on 5 and 6 November. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Maria Mohammedi
09 November 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl carried out a two-day visit to the Republic of Korea on 5 and 6 November with the aim of strengthening relations and broadening partnerships.
© 2015 UNRWA Photo
04 November 2015
In Tokyo today, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl was received by H.E. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan. This meeting, a first in the Agency's history, was an opportunity to express profound gratitude for Japan's long-standing and generous support to...
© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
30 October 2015
Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority Takeshi Okubo and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl signed an agreement earlier today for a JPY 630 million (US$ 5.73 million) contribution from Japan to support...
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30 October 2015
UNRWA, with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), held a ceremony at the Wadi El Hawareth School in Beqaa to mark the beginning of the 2015/16 scholastic year at UNRWA schools
Palestine refugees receive food assistance in the Tofah Distribution Centre in eastern Gaza City as part of the second (July – September 2015) of four annual rounds of UNRWA food assistance, generously supported by the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). In total, 7,499 refugee families (42,519 individuals) have received food assistance thanks to the OFID contribution. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
13 October 2015
The OPEC Fund for International Development has responded to the UNRWA Emergency Appeal with a contribution of US$ 600,000 to support UNRWA emergency food distribution in Gaza