UNRWA
International Organization based in occupied Palestinian territory

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29 Jun 2015 description

Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness

Jerusalem

Today UNRWA announced that 85 per cent of all 137 international personnel on short term contracts will be separated in a phased process which will last until the end of September. 35 per cent of the 137 internationals will see their contracts end in the coming four weeks. Another 50 per cent will end by 30 September without further extension or renewal. UNRWA is taking this measure to reduce costs as much as possible without reducing services to refugees.

29 Jun 2015 description

For some Palestine refugee families with low household incomes, acquiring a new pair of shoes often means forfeiting other basic needs.

27 Jun 2015 description

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl made his first official visit to Russia this week in order to foster stronger strategic ties on behalf of the Agency.

26 Jun 2015 description

“I was living in Yarmouk Camp and I had to flee my house,” says 11-year-old Qamar. “I was in the third grade when I left.” Like many Palestine refugee children from Syria, Qamar’s education was abruptly interrupted by the conflict.

“During our displacement, we had no relatives to stay with and we moved around to different places,” she continues. “Now we are living in an UNRWA collective shelter in Damascus.” As a result, Qamar missed a year of learning and was anxious at the thought of returning to school.

26 Jun 2015 description

The hustle and bustle of eager shoppers filled al-Mashraqa restaurant in Damascus on 7 June for the annual bazaar in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan.

UNRWA, Al-Basel Institute (run by the General Authority for Palestine Arab Refugees –GAPAR), and the Palestine Women's Club came together in a festive atmosphere to display and sell handicrafts and hand-made accessories. Among the participants were displaced refugee women living in Syria, whose involvement was facilitated by the UNRWA Women’s Programme.

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23 Jun 2015 description

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST – UNRWA

19 Jun 2015 description

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST – UNRWA

18 Jun 2015 description

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST – UNRWA