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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AMMAN, Sep 2 (KUNA) -- Jordan started a diplomatic movement to gather international support aimed at sustaining the operations of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) after the US decision to discontinue funding the agency.
Summary: The pledge includes $1 million donation to the core budget of UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
National leaders and senior government ministers from around the world have gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York today to pay tribute to the efforts of the UN agency that has assisted Palestinian refugees across the Middle East for 60 years.<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.
The contributions also includes USD 900,000 that will go to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and USD 50,000 to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the statement added.
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.
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.
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