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International Organization based in occupied Palestinian territory

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27 May 2016 description

Dozens of Palestine refugees are gathered in the yard of Husn distribution centre, holding their ration cards and canvas bags while waiting to receive their food rations – a routine start for a food distribution day. On a quarterly basis, Palestine refugees registered under the UNRWA Social Safety Net Programme (SSNP) receive basic food commodities and cash subsidies. In 2015, some 58,729 Palestine refugees in Jordan benefited from the SSNP, which focuses on the ‘abject poor’ – those who cannot meet their basic food needs.

27 May 2016 description

West Bank

The Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Ambassador Takeshi Okubo, and the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, inaugurated the newly reconstructed Health Centre in Qalqilya in the West Bank earlier today. The inauguration ceremony was held in the presence of the Governor of Qalqilya, Rafa’ Rawajbeh; the Mayor of Qalqilya, Othman Daoud; representatives of the Palestinian community; and UNRWA staff.

27 May 2016 description

On 13 and 20 May, the UNRWA Siblin Training Centre (STC) South Campus hosted a workshop on ‘Negotiation Skills: Analyzing the Problematics’ as part of the ‘Democratic Governance’ component of the European Union-funded project, ‘Improving the Living Conditions of Palestine Refugees in Lebanon – SPRING’.

The opening session was attended by the Director of UNRWA affairs in Lebanon, Matthias Schmale; 20 students from STC North and South Campuses; UNRWA staff; teachers; and student counsellors.

24 May 2016 description

Today in Geneva, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched its 2015 Annual Report of the Department of Health, which highlights the remarkable gains achieved by UNRWA in reducing mother and child deaths, infectious and communicable disease transmission, and achieving nearly 100 per cent vaccination coverage rates.

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23 May 2016 description

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST

UNRWA

19 May 2016 description

(A) Supervise directly the construction work on site including all tests, inspection and stage approvals.

(B) Maintains site records and measurements.

(C) Assists with the completion acceptance procedures.

(D) Performs such other duties as may be assigned.