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Akie Abe, the spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan (second from left), on a visit to the UNRWA health centre in Dheisheh refugee camp. © UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
20 January 2015
Akie Abe, the spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan, today visited Dheisheh refugee camp in the West Bank to learn about life in Palestine refugee camps and see how Japanese support is making a positive impact on residents.
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© UNRWA/Shareef Sarhan
13 January 2015
The Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, H.E José Manuel García-Margallo, visited Gaza today to see firsthand the situation following last summer’s conflict and to hear about the long-term humanitarian and political support required to help families in Gaza recover and rebuild. He also was interested...
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03 December 2014
The Andalusian International Cooperation Agency (AACID) has signed a EUR 800,000 (US$ 1 million) agreement with UNRWA for the fifth consecutive year to support the Agency’s maternal and child healthcare programme in Gaza and the West Bank, and for Palestine refugees who have displaced from Syria. The 12-month project...
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06 January 2015
East Jerusalem UNRWA welcomes the appointment by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of Sandra Mitchell as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as Deputy Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). She will replace Margot Ellis. The...
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Yarmouk residents gathered to await a food distribution from UNRWA in January 2014. © UNRWA Archives
05 January 2015
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provided a US$ 50,000 grant to UNRWA through American Friends of UNRWA (UNRWA USA) in July 2014, contributing to the critical UNRWA food assistance programme for Palestine refugees in Syria. With this funding, UNRWA was able to provide parcels containing 10 days of food...
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