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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UNRWA condemns any armed group that fails to respect its obligations under international law to protect civilians and to respect the inviolability of United Nations premises.
Hundreds of Palestinian refugees took to the streets of Beirut on Monday to protest recent cuts in aid from UNRWA, reported PressTV.
As a team, we very much look forward to drawing on this experience and welcome her to the UNRWA family.
UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees.
UNRWA country director Ann Dismorr expressed her appreciation for Ireland's contribution.
The management of UNRWA, which provides basic services to more than 5 million Palestinian refugees in five areas of operations-- Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza Strip-- had offered a 5 percent salary hike, but the workers' committees had turned it down and insisted on action.
Krhenbhl stressed that UNRWA is currently in pursuit of the second crucial objective which is to place UNRWA on a more stable financial footing for the future.
This new support for UNRWA water and sanitation activities builds on sanitation training that UNRWA staff received in Japan, by providing chlorine detergent for the 18 collective centres that are still temporary homes to almost 19,000 internally-displaced people.
Other UNRWA installations are still being assessed, though no damage has yet been reported.
UNRWA was able to secure complete funding of which two Packages will be rehabilitated thanks to the EU's support.
Summary: UNICEF Lebanon donated aid kits Tuesday containing school uniforms, school bags and clothing vouchers to some 3,400 Palestinian refugee children from Syria attending UNRWA schools in Lebanon.
Amman, May 26 (Petra)--Director General of the Palestinian Affairs Department Wajih Azaizeh urged UNRWA to maintain the level of services provided to refugees in the educational, health and social fields.