UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Munich and Berlin on 17, 18 and 19 October for a series of high-level meetings aimed at further strengthening the strategic UNRWA-Germany partnership and increasing awareness of the Agency’s work
Denmark has contributed DKK 25 million (approximately US$ 3.6 million) to UNRWA in support of its core programmes and services in Lebanon, helping ensure that the Agency can continue to provide basic services in education, health, relief and social services, and camp improvement to Palestine refugees
The Government of Italy, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), has contributed EUR 2.25 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s emergency operations in response to the ongoing Syria crisis.
The Swiss Confederation, through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has signed a multi-year agreement with UNRWA totaling CHF 75.5 million (approximately US$ 73.7 million) that will go towards the Agency’s core programmes and services over the 2017-2020 period
The Government of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) has contributed US$ 500,000 UNRWA to promote safe spaces and healthy lifestyles for Palestine refugee children in Syria, benefiting approximately 45,000 boys and girls in UNRWA schools
On 20 January 2017, UNRWA hosted a ceremony at the Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture in Beirut to honour 112 young Palestine refugee graduates and awardees of university scholarships funded by the European Union in Lebanon