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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Major organization : UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST (UNRWA)
BEIRUT: Palestinians in north Lebanon Friday held a protest to reiterate their rejection of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency health care policy modifications implemented earlier this year.
As well as co-ordinating aid efforts with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the Muslim relief coalition has donated PS300,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for humanitarian assistance and to help the recovery of Gaza.
Summary: A generous contribution of US$ 500,000 from the Red Crescent Authority of the United Arab Emirates (UAERC) enabled the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide refugees in Gaza with food assistance, beginning in the holy month of Ramadan.
"Despite the easing of restrictions on the Israeli-imposed blockade, tight controls of the crossings from Israel into Gaza are a significant factor behind the growth in the tunnel economy", said Chris Gunness, spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinians (UNRWA).
Health Minister Mohammad Jawad Khalifeh has signed a deal with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA( granting Palestinian refugees in Lebanon access to medical care, according to a report in the Beirut daily AL MUSTAQBAL on Wednesday.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said the return of the supplies cleared the way for it to resume all of its operations in the Hamas-ruled enclave.
Although the hospital mainly provides services for Palestinian refugees in co-operation with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, it also supports the health and medical needs of the entire community.
Jenin on the West Bank, the site of a camp run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), has been featured in the news lately.
U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan told reporters that, 50 years after its creation, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees - or UNRWA - continues to provide vital help to thousands of Palestinians.
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees' (UNRWA) CAIRO, Sept 11 (KUNA) -- Commissioner General for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees' (UNRWA) Pierre Krahenbuhl has expressed his gratitude to Kuwait for its significant backing to the agency.
He noted the need for concerted efforts to mobilize the required financial support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to enable it to continue its vital work as mandated by the United Nations General Assembly.
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