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30 Aug 2017 description
UNRWA aims to make continued improvements in its schools by strengthening monitoring activities, improving performance management, and improving the quality of the food provided.
09 Jan 2017 description
The appeals aim to provide humanitarian assistance, protection and basic services to IDPs, 430,000 Palestine refugees inside Syria and some 47,000 in Lebanon and Jordan.
27 Dec 2016 description
UNRWA Emergency Coordination Unit provides Palestine refugees from Syria with cash assistance to cover their basic needs. In April 2016, the Agency introduced the e-card.
13 Oct 2016 description
Every day, approximately 2,000 teachers must overcome difficult if not dangerous working conditions as they welcome over 45,000 UNRWA students in their classrooms.
01 Sep 2016 description
For the 2016/17 school year, UNRWA will provide elementary, preparatory and secondary educational services to nearly 38,000 Palestine refugee children enrolled in 67 schools.
05 Jul 2016 description
This was the only Child Friendly Space in the camp where children could go to momentarily overcome the horrors of the violence and the conflict that have defined their lives.
06 Jun 2016 description
Since the commencement of the e-card distribution on 26 April 2016, 11,815 cards have been given to families benefiting from the Social Safety Net Programme in Jordan.
23 May 2016 description
The UNRWA report details “deeply disturbing” attacks on schools in Syria, Gaza, Lebanon and the West Bank and presents testimonies of some of the children affected.
15 Apr 2016 description
Given the situation of extreme insecurity, UNRWA strongly deplores the latest interruption of the vital humanitarian support to desperate civilians in Yarmouk.
16 Dec 2015 description
Particularly vulnerable 2,120 Palestine refugee families who fled from Syria will receive cash assistance through UNRWA ATM cards to cope with the coming winter.
01 Dec 2015 description
The campaign, which runs from 1 December to the end of February 2016, aims to raise awareness of the dire humanitarian situation of vulnerable Palestine refugees during the winter season.
09 Sep 2015 description
E-health, a new electronic patient system, provides doctors with easier and faster access to information, thereby allowing more contact time with patients.
19 Aug 2015 description
Successful efforts to overcome a major funding crisis will help safeguard the education of 500,000 students in 685 United Nations schools across the Middle East.
18 Aug 2015 description
UN officials expressed grave concern about demolitions that were carried out by the Israeli Civil Administration in vulnerable Palestinian Bedouin communities in Area C, near East Jerusalem.
13 Aug 2015 description
The number of babies dying before the age of one has consistently fallen over the last decades in Gaza, from 127 per 1,000 live births in 1960 to 20.2 in 2008. At the last count, in 2013, it rose to 22.4 per 1,000 live births.
05 Aug 2015 description
A suspension of services relating to the Agency’s education programme would mean a delay in the school year for half a million students attending some 700 schools and 8 vocational training centres across the Middle East.
08 Jul 2015 description
Resolute political action is required to achieve the necessary change of paradigm in the Strip, starting with a lifting of the blockade, ensuring rights and security for all, and freedom of movement for civilians.
22 May 2015 description
Starting July 2015, Palestine refugees from Syria in Lebanon who receive monthly cash assistance for housing will stop receiving it as UNRWA faces chronic underfunding.
21 May 2015 description
A UNRWA report states that indicators such as vaccination coverage and the percentage of pregnant women attending at least four antenatal case visits remain at a high level.
29 Apr 2015 description
Civilians in Yarmouk are extremely vulnerable. UNRWA worries that without access, the most basic humanitarian needs of up to 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian civilians remain unmet.