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09 Apr 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Focus on Justice, Refugees, Education

17 Jan 2018 description

17 January 2018

Not for the first time in its proud history, UNRWA faces a formidable challenge in upholding its mandate – an expression of the will of the international community - and preserving key services like education and health care for Palestine Refugees.

30 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Global agreements on migration and refugees should include commitments to protect children, UNICEF urges world leaders

Ahead of international meeting on migration in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, UNICEF releases blueprint for how to protect children on the move

Download photos, broll and the full report: http://uni.cf/2BlX6ga

01 Oct 2017 description
report Islamic Relief
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Annual Report 2016

In 2016, we increased our humanitarian efforts in some of the world’s most challenging environments. As the war in Syria entered its sixth year, our £26.6 million emergency response programme supported over three million vulnerable people living in Syria as well as refugees in three neighbouring countries. In Iraq and Yemen, as the crises continued to shatter lives, we provided life-saving aid, often in areas that other organisations are unable to access.

12 Sep 2017 description
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RÉSUMÉ ANALYTIQUE

Jusqu’à trois quarts des enfants et des jeunes victimes de mauvais traitements, de traite et d’exploitation sur les routes migratoires de la mer Méditerranée – UNICEF, OIM

Les enfants d’Afrique subsaharienne sont davantage touchés que les autres groupes de migrants, une différence a priori liée à la discrimination et au racisme

Le rapport appelle l’Europe à ouvrir des voies de migration sécurisées et légales

12 Sep 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Young migrants and refugees set out to escape harm or secure better futures – and face staggering risks in the process. For 17-year old Mohammad, who traveled through Libya to seek asylum in Italy, violence and persecution back home meant the choice was clear: “We risked our lives to come here,” he says, “we crossed a sea. We knew it is not safe, so we sacrificed. We do it, or we die.”

26 Jul 2016 description

The United States is contributing US$ 25 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal. These funds will support UNRWA’s emergency operations in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. The announcement was made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a ceremony in Washington D.C., on 12 July, as part of the country’s humanitarian response to the Syria crisis.

30 Mar 2016 description
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High Commissioner closing remarks
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Near verbatim transcript of press stakeout by S-G Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

An international meeting in Geneva on the plight of Syrian refugees concluded today with new offers of resettlement places and other forms of humanitarian admission places by States, but also highlighting the challenges over the next three years in narrowing the gap between the number of places countries are willing to offer for Syrian refugees and the number UNHCR believes is urgently required.

19 Feb 2016 description

The United States is contributing US$ 47.7 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal.

09 Oct 2015 description

The United States contributed an additional US$ 21.1 million to support UNRWA efforts to respond to the humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) in the region. The United States is the largest bilateral UNRWA donor, with this latest contribution bringing the total US contribution towards the 2015 UNRWA Syria Emergency Appeal to nearly US$ 97.5 million.

11 Sep 2015 description

By Linda Espenshade and Meghan Mast

Sept. 11, 2015

01 Sep 2015 description

The United States has announced a generous additional contribution of US$ 15 million to the UNRWA General Fund, which will enable the Agency to open its schools on time for the 2015/16 school year. The latest commitment brings the total US contribution to the General Fund in 2015 to US$ 165 million. The United States is the largest bilateral UNRWA donor.

18 Jun 2013 description

Amman

The United States announced a new contribution of US$ 123 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which will enable the Agency to continue its work serving a population of some five million registered Palestine refugees in the region. This latest donation brings the total U.S. contribution to UNRWA in 2013 to US$ 244.5 million.

US$ 75 million will go towards the General Fund, which supports core activities in education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement and microfinance.

08 Nov 2012 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SPD/519

Sixty-seventh General Assembly
Fourth Committee
17th Meeting (PM)

Speakers Commend Efforts by UNRWA; Israel Says Mandate ‘Undeniably Political’, Designed ‘to Keep Refugee Issue Alive’