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Finnish Ambassador Pirkko-Liisa Kyöstilä and UNRWA Chief of Donor Relations Virginia Villar-Arribas sign a new multi-year funding agreement. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Hannah Meinshausen
16 March 2015
Finland has signed a new multi-year funding agreement that will see the long-term partner of UNRWA contribute EUR 4.5 million (US$ 4.8 million) per year to the UNRWA General Fund between 2015 and 2018.
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo
12 March 2015
UNRWA opened a newly reconstructed health centre on 11 March that will serve Palestine refugees across the Southern Gaza Strip. The improved Rafah Health Centre, reconstructed with funding from the Gulf Cooperation Council through the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), will serve over 135,000 refugees and last year...
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Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria Michael Kingsley-Nyinah (left) and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl during a visit to Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, 10 March 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
11 March 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria on 9-11 March to demonstrate solidarity with Palestine refugees and UNRWA staff, who have endured extreme suffering during four years of conflict, and to advocate for expanded humanitarian access. In meetings with Syrian Government officials, Mr. Krähenbühl...
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Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria Michael Kingsley-Nyinah (left) and Anis Nacrour, Acting Head of the EU Delegation to the Syrian Arab Republic. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Al-Ameen
11 March 2015
Representatives from the European Union (EU) and UNRWA met last week in Amman to discuss UNRWA support to Palestine refugees whose lives have been devastated by the brutal conflict in Syria. The event commemorated the partnership between the two organizations, which has helped UNRWA provide critical emergency relief...
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Photo Caption: UNRWA School, Husseinyeh, February 2015 Syria © 2014 UNRWA by Taghrid Mohammed
10 March 2015
‘Syria: Alienation and Violence, Impact of the Syria Crisis Report’ produced by the Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR) with the support of UNDP and UNRWA, reveals the extent of dramatic setbacks in human and economic development as Syria has been ravaged by war. The average life expectancy for Syrians in 2014...
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