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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I am happy to speak to you today as the Kingdom has topped the list of major donors to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) alongside the United States of America and the European Union for the second consecutive year.
BEIRUT: Palestinian refugees staged a sit-in at the offices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Beirut Friday demanding that it fully cover hospitalization costs.
BEIRUT: Residents of the northern Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp staged a sit-in Tuesday to protest the latest spending cuts by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.
Summary: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has expressed satisfaction over the announcement by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF) that it will continue to support UNRWA's school in Beit Lahia in Gaza Strip for the third consecutive year.
Summary: AMMAN, Jun 27, SPA -- Director of Operations of UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) John Ging thanked Saudi Arabia for its financial support for the UNRWA.
Other financial allocations would be delivered to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the UN relief program in New York.
Summary: BEIRUT: Several Palestinian factions staged a demonstration Monday to demand more services from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in the Burj al-Shamali refugee camp, near the southern port city of Sidon.
Summary: Jeddah, June 20, 2010, SPA -- Peter Ford, Representative of the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has expressed appreciation for the great attention given by Prince Naif ibn Abdul-Aziz, the Second Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, to the humanitarian.
Summary: BEIRUT: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) announced Monday the formation of a team tasked with helping displaced Nahr al-Bared refugees return back to the camp.
Summary: Jeddah, May 25, 2010, SPA -- Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, received in Jeddah this evening the General Commissioner for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Filippo Grandi and the.
Summary: Riyadh, May 24, 2010 SPA -- Prince Salman Ibn Abdulaziz, the Governor of Riyadh Province, received here today Filippo Grandi, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and his accompanying delegation.
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