Esther Kuisch-Laroche

Esther Kuisch-Laroche

The Palestinian Refugee Problem Resolved :: Middle East Quarterly

UNRWA - As explained by Lex Takkenberg, the agency's senior ethics officer, UNRWA's mission during the 1950s was to invest money in the host countries according to the number of refugees living in their respective territories in order to facilitate resettlement. Up to the 1960s, UNRWA's policy ...

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Woman of the Year celebrated in Gaza-UNRWA

“Equality at UNRWA is crucial to the progressive development of our organization and will ensure the ongoing quality of service we provide to the Refugees”, said Margot Ellis, Deputy Commissioner General who attended the event. During the ceremony, female staff members were awarded for ...

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Syrian Conflict Keeps Palestinian Refugees from School | Scoop News

"The situation in Syria is a great challenge, but it has only increased the importance of ensuring that Palestine refugees have access to high-quality and continued education," said Caroline Pontefract, UNRWA Director of Education. Since fighting began in March 2011 between the Syrian ...

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War in Syria highlights vulnerability of Palestinian refugees | The Electronic Intifada

UNRWA - Anne Irfan holds a masters degree in Middle Eastern history and currently works for the nongovernmental organization Medical Aid for Palestinians...

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Palestinians in Lebanon vow to continue protests against UN aid cuts | The Electronic Intifada

Margot Ellis, UNRWA’s deputy-commissioner general, wrote to community leaders of Palestinian refugees in northern Lebanon last month. “Faced with insufficient funding for the emergency relief assistance, UNRWA had no other choice but to prioritize which services should be retained and ...

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occupied Palestinian territory: 'Dangerously High' Rates of Diabetes among Palestinian | Humanitaria...

Compared with similar populations around the world, this rate is dangerously high,' said Akihiro Seita, Director of the UNRWA Department of Health. 'In the face of this, UNRWA is increasing special training for its medical staff and implementing awareness campaigns for[...] ...

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Resources Needed To Improve Health of Palestinian Refugees | Scoop News

UNRWA - “It is a very difficult time for us, yet we are committed to deliver health services to Palestine refugees,” said Akihiro Seita, the director of UNRWA’s Health Programme. “While we have some clinic closures, we have responded to changing needs by setting up six extra health posts where ...

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UN agency appeals for $687 million to assist Palestinian refugees next year

UNRWA - Speaking at the annual pledging conference for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis noted that the renewed peace talks on the Arab-Israeli conflict offer a "glimmer of hope" for the aspirations of ...

Jordan: UNRWA implements family health in Jerash | Humanitarian News

Speaking at the ceremony, Roger Davies, Director of UNRWA Operations in Jordan, emphasized the importance of this new approach to health care. He said: "Jerash health centre marks a major milestone in implementing the Family Health Team approach. In Jordan, this brings the number to 12...

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