United Nations Relief and Works Agency

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United Nations Relief and Works Agency

Also called UNRWA. An organization created by the United Nations in 1948 and charged with providing assistance and humanitarian relief to Palestinians living in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, as well as those living in Palestinian territories. Most of those whom the agency helps were displaced following the Israeli War for Independence in 1948, or are their descendants. UNRWA is the only UN relief agency concentrating in a specific area.
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There are currently half million Palestinians whose future depends on receiving a decent education, and Kuwait's donation would help to open schools on time, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Pierre Krahenbuhl said in a statement on Friday.
Director of the General Agency of Palestinian Arab Refugees Ali Mustafa said in a statement, which SANA got a copy of, that the Agency allowed in yesterday a new batch of relief supplies, in cooperation with the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and with the support and patronage of the Syrian government.
lt;p>A series of public events are being held to mark the 60th anniversary of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which was set up to provide humanitarian assistance in the wake of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.
CAIRO, Aug 20 (KUNA) -- Arab League valued recent support by some Arab states, particularly Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and UAE, which helped the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to resume its activity after suffering a severe financial crisis that halted its educational activity for the next period.
NEW YORK, Aug 5 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed his deep concern over the financial situation confronting the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the humanitarian, political and security consequences that will result if adequate and sustainable financing for 2015 and beyond is not made available immediately.
UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East added in a statement after an extraordinary meeting in Amman that it discussed the growing risks of the delay if the financial assistance is not provided before the start of the academic year in September.
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