|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.|
|UNRWA rejects baseless allegations of “erasing Israel from the map”|
|14 May 2013|
UNRWA categorically rejects accusations in the media that the Agency is “erasing Israel from the map” because its officials and stakeholders stood next to a map which does not show Israel.
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 46)|
|UNRWA continues to respond to the needs of over 400,000 refugees in Syria, over half of whom have been displaced inside Syria by increasing levels of armed conflict in and around refugee camps in Damascus|
|The United States supports UNRWA’s Emergency Work With Palestine Refugees from Syria|
|09 May 2013|
U.S. Secretary of State today announced a new contribution of USD 8.4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, for the Agency’s programmes assisting refugees in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. The funds will help UNRWA respond to the critical needs of Palestine refugees affected or displaced by the Syrian conflict.
|Protect our children’s future by protecting UNRWA schools|
|08 May 2013|
Education is the basis of human development and is particularly important for vulnerable refugee communities for whom education offers life changing opportunities. This is why UNRWA invests more than half of its budget on the education of Palestinian refugees, giving them the tools to improve their lot and aspire for a better future.
|Everyone has the right to live in dignity: UNRWA organizes a screening for the documentary Someone like me…|
|30 April 2013|
The Lebanese Academy for Fine Arts (l’Alba) hosted on April 30, 2013 the screening of the documentary “Someone like Me…” produced within the framework of the “Dignity for All” campaign, launched in 2010 by UNRWA with the support of the European Commission – Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO). The campaign aims to enhance enhancing public knowledge and understanding on the plight of Palestine refugees in Lebanon, and to improve the mutual perceptions of the Lebanese and Palestinian communities through advocating for preserving human values for Palestine refugees living in Lebanon using a key message: “Every person has the right to live in dignity”.
|JICA funds rehabilitation of infrastructure in Ein El Hilweh Camp
|29 April 2013|
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) announced today the commencement of a US$ 2 million project to rehabilitate the water supply and sewage system in Sector 3 of Ein El Hilweh camp in southern Lebanon.
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 44)|
|Palestine refugees in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan face increasing humanitarian needs due to growing vulnerability and displacement from areas of armed conflict. Approximately 200,000 refugees are now internally displaced in Syria, 90 per cent of whom have been compelled to flee their homes in Damascus, |
|For fifth consecutive year, Italy promotes dialogue through sports in Lebanon|
|26 April 2013|
For the fifth year, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Development Cooperation Office of the Embassy of Italy, has funded a three-day-sports event for young Palestine Refugees in UNRWA’s Siblin Training Centre.
|UNRWA changes children’s lives with recycled materials|
|25 April 2013|
"Who would have thought that recycling can make such a difference? I can’t thank UNRWA enough for changing my little boy's life”, said the mother of 7-year-old Hadi El Khatib, a resident of Ein El Hilweh refugee camp,
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