|West Bank women take charge, improving livelihoods and decreasing unemployment rates|
|22 April 2013|
In the West Bank, Palestine refugee women are taking advantage of UNRWA’s Job Creation Programme (JCP) to develop their professional and personal lives.
|Statement on today’s demonstrations inside UNRWA compound in Gaza|
|04 April 2013|
Demonstrators today stormed the compound of the UNRWA Gaza Field Office in response to a programme cut necessitated by budget shortfalls. The incident is a dramatic and disturbing escalation in a series of demonstrations that have taken place over the past week.
|Priority job creation programme to replace direct cash assistance|
|21 March 2013|
UNRWA has announced that starting on 1 April 2013, more than 10,000 of the poorest refugee families from UNRWA’s Social Safety Net Programme will receive priority placement in the Job Creation Programme (JCP), securing at least three months of employment and income during a 24-month period. This new system replaces the practice of providing direct cash assistance on the basis of $10 US per person per three-month period, which UNRWA regretfully must cancel due to funding constraints.
|American Friends of UNRWA representatives join villagers in planting olive trees|
|06 March 2013|
Representatives from American Friends of UNRWA (AFU) joined workers from UNRWA’s Job Creation Programme (JCP) in planting olive trees in the West Bank village of Jalqmous near Jenin.
|EU contributes EUR 14 million to help
UNRWA create thousands of new jobs in Gaza
|18 January 2013|
The European Union (EU) announced today a contribution of EUR 14 million to the job creation programme (JCP) of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Gaza Field Office, provided through a strategic tool of the EU known as the Instrument for Stability (IfS).
|“I witnessed bombing, but I continued working”|
|27 November 2012|
Under dangerous conditions during the eight days of conflict in Gaza, UNRWA's sanitation labourers continued to clean waste and an increasing amount of rubble from Gaza’s eight refugee camps, risking their lives to provide a critical service for refugees in the Strip.
|UNRWA to sign youth employment agreement with Welfare Association and Palestine Education for Employment|
|13 November 2012|
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), the Welfare Association, and Palestine Education for Employment have signed a memorandum of understanding to support employment initiatives for recently-graduated Palestine refugees.
|European Commission contributes over EUR 11 million to relief for Palestine refugees through UNRWA|
|02 October 2012|
The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) announced a contribution of over EUR 11 million to the humanitarian relief programmes of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The contribution will strengthen the Agency’s work supporting the most vulnerable in Syria, Lebanon, and the occupied Palestinian territory.
|Jobs programme helps community at risk of displacement|
|11 June 2012|
Beit Iksa, a small Palestinian village of 2,000 inhabitants located six kilometres northwest of Jerusalem, is a community under threat. Not only is the village unable to develop: its residents are under constant pressure to leave the land.
|JCP celebrates International Environment Day |
|07 June 2012|
UNRWA’s job creation programme (JCP) and the Palestine Wildlife Society highlighted their joint achievements and initiatives today on the occasion of World Environment Day, celebrated every year on 5 June.
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