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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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.
PNN/ Ramallah/ PLO Executive Committee member and member of the Politbureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Tayseer Khaled, described the Israeli PM Netanyahu's call to dissolve the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) during his meeting with USA Ambassador to the UNs, Nikki Hailey last week, .
Description : To advance Palestinian refugees human development by funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency to deliver basic education, health and relief services for over 355 thousand refugees across the Middle East in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
New York, Sha'ban 16, 1436, June 03, 2015, SPA -- The Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Mo'allemi stressed that the Kingdom is honored to stand by the Palestinian people and all those who support them, noting that the Kingdom has provided support amounting to more than a half billion dollars over the past fifteen years to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East ( UNRWA) , as well as the recent signing of seven agreements with UNRWA under which the Kingdom provides $ 111 million, the bulk of them were allocated to refugees in the Gaza Strip.
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: 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.
Financier address : United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
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: 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.
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.
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: 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.
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