UNRWA
International Organization based in occupied Palestinian territory

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UNRWA and WFP partner to secure food assistance for Palestine refugees from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a memorandum of understanding to support cash for food assistance for Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon.

The signing ceremony was hosted by the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly in his office in Baabda, and attended by ambassadors and heads of United Nations agencies in Lebanon.

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Gaza Situation Report 53/54 - 31 August 2014

UPDATE AS OF 1600HRS

Almost one quarter of UNRWA school buildings (156) continue to serve as collective centers. 58,071 IDPs – Palestine refugees and non-refugees – continue to take shelter in 36 UNRWA schools.

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The Crisis in Yarmouk Camp, 30 August 2014

Our spokesperson Chris Gunness has the following to say on the situation in Yarmouk Camp

"UNRWA distributed food parcels to 350 families and continued to provide health assistance in Yarmouk, 30 August. This is the fourth consecutive day of operation following a one-day break on 26 August, after clashes and mortar impacts affected the distribution area on 25 August.

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Gaza Situation Report 52- 29 August 2014

UPDATE AS OF 1600 HRS

41 UNRWA Schools are still serving as Designated Emergency Shelters (DES) for 55,849 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) whose homes have been destroyed or are uninhabitable. In most areas, IDPs have been consolidated into a reduced number of shelters, to allow for more targeted service delivery to IDPs and for a cleaning of schools in preparation for a return to school for children in Gaza. UNRWA is in the process of finalizing plans for assistance to IDPs who will remain in the shelters for a significant period of time.

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TVET graduates look forward to improved job prospects in Lebanon

The annual graduation ceremony at the UNRWA Siblin Training Centre in Lebanon was a particularly special celebration this year, as it also marked the accreditation of the Agency’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programme by the Lebanese Ministry of Education.

Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon Ann Dismorr said the new accreditation will improve the job prospects of the Agency’s TVET graduates in Lebanon.

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Head, Field Legal Office

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance.

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Head, Donor Relations and Projects Support Office

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST

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