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Japan contributes ¥600 million to UN relief agency for Palestine refugees

Japan today contributed ¥600 million (yen) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to support food assistance programmes benefiting Palestinians in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

UN agency shelters group of Palestinian refugees in wake of Israeli military action

The United Nations agency aiding the Palestinian refugees said today it was providing shelter and humanitarian supplies to several hundred people affected by the destruction of 35 refugee shelters in Khan Younis camp during an Israeli military operation on Thursday night.

Donors pledge over $47 million to UN relief agency for Palestine refugees

Donor countries meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York have pledged over $47 million for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

UN agency appeals for $330 million to fund operations aiding Palestinian refugees

The head of the United Nations agency aiding Palestinian refugees appealed today for more than $300 million to fund its operations for 2002, stressing that the international community had a humanitarian responsibility to join the assistance effort.

In precautionary move, UN aid agency relocates some staff from Gaza

Citing the security situation in the Gaza Strip in the wake of Israeli military action, the United Nations agency aiding Palestinian refugees said today it was taking a number of precautionary measures to allow it to continue its work.

Despite pledges, UN agency aiding Palestinian refugees faces funding shortage

Despite pledges to cover a substantial part of the $76.9 million needed to help Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, the United Nations relief programme in the area has received only about one fourth of the amount needed, according to a UN document released today.

UN relief agency for Palestine refugees receives King Hussein humanitarian prize

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) today was awarded the King Hussein Humanitarian Leadership Prize for its 50 years of services to Palestine refugees, and its emergency work in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip over the last 13 months.

Chief of UN relief agency for Palestine refugees calls for more funds

The head of the United Nations agency assisting millions of Palestine refugees today urged a General Assembly committee to provide a sound financial basis for the relief effort.

Islamic Development Bank grants $5 million to UN agency for Palestine refugees

The key United Nations agency assisting Palestine refugees announced today that it had received a pledge of $5 million from the Islamic Development Bank.

Donor nations laud 'remarkable' efforts by UN agency aiding Palestine refugees

The European Union (EU) will continue to urge the Israeli authorities to ease restrictions imposed on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), an EU representative told a meeting of donors in Amman, Jordan today.