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Chris Gunness
UNRWA Spokesman advocating for Palestine refugees to enjoy all their rights to the full, including the right to a just & durable solution. Usual caveats.
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Chris Gunness Nov 13
Replying to @UNRWA
All of 's other services remain open in . Staff report the ground and buildings shaking as if an earthquake is striking. All sides must support ceasefire efforts to avoid descent into Gaza's fourth war in a decade. RT
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Chris Gunness Nov 13
Due to the on-going security situation and the threat posed to students and teaching staff, UNRWA has decided to close all its schools in the Gaza Strip. The situation will be reviewed on a regular basis.
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Chris Gunness Nov 7
On the record quote about the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria:
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Chris Gunness Nov 2
Please mail me at c.gunness@unrwa.org Thanks. Chris
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Chris Gunness Oct 18
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Chris Gunness Oct 18
Such powerful testimonies. Worth watching/listening. RT
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Chris Gunness Oct 18
Important that is represented at this engaging conference, adding support to this incredibly important initiative by RT
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Chris Gunness Oct 18
Attending the conference "Putting People First" adding, 's voice/support to the important work on sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector globally. Hearing powerful testimony from survivors and the policy/programmatic responses RT
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Chris Gunness Oct 11
Replying to @ChrisGunness
4 “We ask the Israeli authorities that the interests of children be a primary consideration in their decision making”. RT
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Chris Gunness Oct 11
Replying to @ChrisGunness
3 “The 167 children from that town and neighboring village who are learning, dreaming and playing there have a right to access safe education wherever their communities and families are living, just like all other children in the world. ER
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Chris Gunness Oct 11
Replying to @ChrisGunness
2 AMMAN, 10 October 2018 “UNICEF is alarmed by the news that the school in Khan Al Ammar in the State of Palestine could be destroyed in the coming days or even hours. RT
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Chris Gunness Oct 11
1 Statement on the imminent demolition of the school in Khan Al Ahmar village in the State of Palestine, from Geert Cappelaere UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa RT
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Helga Schmid Oct 9
Met UNRWA Commissioner General Krähenbühl to reiterate the strong EU political and financial commitment for UNRWA. This is crucial especially for schools and hospitals in Gaza, but also in Lebanon, in Jordan and in Syria.
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Jenny O. Skærbæk Oct 9
The PSC is meeting with ’s who reaffirmed the outstanding relationship it has with the , informed on its extensive invaluable activities & updated on dire situation on the ground. Full, continued support to the excellent work being undertaken.
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Michael Fluegger Oct 9
Some 100 m € from Germany for UNRWA in 2018 with more in the pipeline.
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Nicolas Suran Oct 9
Full support, including financial (+ €40 Ms from the EU) from and its member states to . Important and vibrant discussion between and .
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Mikael Lindvall Oct 9
Happy to host in-depth lunch discussion between chief and colleagues in Brussels. Solid support expressed for ’s important work & role, in an ever more challenging environment.
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Chris Gunness Oct 9
Replying to @ChrisGunness
3) We also hear a lot that people take out loans to cover their daily expenses and then use their UNRWA cash assistance to pay off the debts they incur. RT
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Chris Gunness Oct 9
Replying to @ChrisGunness
2) Palestine refugees in Syria mainly use cash assistance to buy food and rent. Almost 60 per cent are displaced and so rent is a big cost for this group. RT
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Chris Gunness Oct 9
1) UNRWA's Emergency Appeal for Palestine Refugees in war-torn Syria planned for 32 US$ per person per month. However, due to lack of funds we have only been able to provide an average of 13 US$ per person per month in 2018. Imagine living on less then 50 cents a day in Syria RT
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