|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 51)|
|UNRWA continues to deliver essential services and emergency assistance in a challenging environment characterized by unpredictable and repeated displacement of refugees, damage to UNRWA facilities and detention of staff in Syria. The Agency now requires a total of USD 199.4 million to respond to growing needs in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. USD 150 million of this figure will be used to provide urgent humanitarian assistance inside Syria|
|Opening Statement by the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Filippo Grandi, at the Meeting of the UNRWA Advisory Commission|
|16 June 2013|
I join the chair in thanking Jordan for hosting this meeting and I look forward to Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh’s address tomorrow. In these difficult times, UNRWA’s relationship with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan continues to be essential to its work in support of Palestine refugees.
|UNRWA launches teacher toolkit for Human Rights, Conflict Resolution and Tolerance|
|12 June 2013|
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has launched a teacher toolkit for Human Rights, Conflict Resolution and Tolerance (HRCRT) education in Amman this week.
|New wing at UNRWA school creates exciting opportunities|
|12 June 2013|
Exciting news is coming out of UNRWA’s Baqaa Preparatory Girls’ School in Jordan, where visitors will immediately notice a new facility that is providing a better learning environment to the 2,450 students and teachers there.
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 50)|
|UNRWA launched its Syria Regional Crisis Response this week, alongside the launch of the UN-wide Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan. The new appeal emphasises the particular vulnerability of the Palestine refugee population in Syria and neighbouring countries|
|UNRWA school celebrates human rights with dance, music and poetry|
|06 June 2013|
Instead of visiting classrooms and listening to lectures, parents and students were treated to music, dance and other forms of creative expression that conveyed stories of injustice and trauma.
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 49)|
|Nearby conflict and displacement of refugees continue to threaten an already vulnerable population, and UNRWA has now provided cash assistance to more than 215,000 refugees in 2013.The Agency provides food, cash and NFIs, in addition to maintaining regular education, health and social services. |
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 48)|
|This week UNRWA Commissioner General Filippo Grandi visited Syria to witness the impact of conflict and displacement on Palestine refugees within Syria. UNRWA continues to respond to the needs of Palestine refugees in Syria, as well as those who have fled to Lebanon and Jordan, providing food, cash and NFIs, in addition to maintaining regular education|
|Finland announces additional EUR 1.5 million to UNRWA|
|21 May 2013|
During his visit to Gaza today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Finland Dr. Erkki Tuomioja announced an additional EUR 1.5 million to the General Fund of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 47)|
|UNRWA continues to respond to the needs of Palestine refugees in Syria, distributing 1.1bn Syrian Pounds of cash assistance to 401,000 beneficiaries. The Agency operates in an increasingly challenging operational environment where armed conflict and threats to the lives and safety of UNRWA staff and refugees are commonplace. The number of refugees who have fled Syria to neighbouring Lebanon and Jordan also continues to rise.|
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