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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As a symbol of how strongly we feel about our services, we called on UNRWA students in all fields to fly kites today over our 700 schools as a message to the world that their dignity is indeed priceless
No one should take for granted the sacrifice UNRWA staff make.
src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw) #GAZA : A march of the UNRWA staff union in Khan Yunis to protest against the UNRWA's financial cutbacks (https://t.
EU funding supports crucial UNRWA programmes in education, health, relief and social services; providing a quality education for half a million children and primary health care for more than 3.
The United States donates annually 364 million dollars to UNRWA, making it the largest sole contributor to the UN agency.
The UNRWA Lebanon branch, however, has a total of 469,331 Palestinians refugees registered as eligible for its services.
To respond to this, I asked my staff to purchase all PA textbooks used by UNRWA and to translate all the books, so that we could hand the results to the US Congress and to the Israeli Knesset.
It added: 'The Secretary-General calls on all [UN] Member States to continue their support to the Agency in order for UNRWA to be in a position to fulfil impartially and efficiently its essential role and to implement its humanitarian mandate to serve Palestinian refugees until a just and durable solution to their situation is found.
Netanyahu made his comments two days after UNRWA said it had discovered part of a tunnel running under two of its schools in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.
Krahenbuhl said that UNRWA highly appreciates the efforts of the Syrian government, particularly for its support for the education issues, adding that the UNRWA is using more than 55 governmental schools which contributed largely to providing education for Palestinian children.
JeemTV will also collaborate with UNRWA by co-producing segments with UNRWA TV in countries or refugee locations covered by UNRWA, those segments will be broadcast on JeemTV, UNRWA TV, and added to taalam.
A statement issued by UNRWA said that this donation has been confirmed by three agreements signed in London on Thursday by Eng.