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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The UN Relief and Works Agency helps hundreds of thousands of refugees in Gaza.
UNRWA, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees, said it had informed the Israeli military of the locations of the schools repeatedly, in one case 33 times.
"Since September 2013 we have been unable to enter the area to deliver desperately needed relief supplies," says UN Relief and Works Agency spokesman Chris Gunness Syria is officially home to nearly half a million Palestinian refugees.
Summary: BEIRUT: UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner General Filippo Grandi toured the northern Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp on Thursday where he received a petition calling for improving the living conditions of the camp's residents.
NEW YORK, Nov 17 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon underlined once again that the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) should receive sufficient funding from the international community to carry out its activities effectively and in a predictable manner until a just and lasting solution is found to the underlying conflict.
NEW YORK, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Abdulaziz Al-Jarallah on Thursday called on the UN to develop more innovative ways so as to cover the increasing costs of the activities of UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
TEHRAN (FNA)- The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees announced on Sunday that its stores in the Gaza Strip have run out of stock.
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