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12/01/2013

UNRWA delivers aid to storm-ravaged West Bank refugees

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UNRWA delivers aid to storm-ravaged West Bank refugees

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Dear Friend,

The fiercest winter storm to hit the Middle East in 20 years is currently wreaking havoc and bringing misery to thousands of Palestine refugees in camps across the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan.

Refugees are facing freezing conditions, intense flooding, and electricity cuts, and there are reports of nearly 20 deaths and the camp evacuation of hundreds of refugees from Syria due to violent flooding.

Despite the dangerous situation, UNRWA is committed to distributing assistance to as many people as possible. In the West Bank yesterday, UNRWA staff distributed aid, including hundreds of blankets and sandbags, to refugees in need.

Please visit our Facebook photo album to see images of the flooding, snow, and relief efforts. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help with the winter relief efforts, please click here.

With thoughts of warmth and safety for all,

Abby Smardon
Executive Director
American Friends of UNRWA

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) provides humanitarian assistance and human development and protection programs including food aid, education, health care, and job training to registered Palestine refugees living in Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. Today, in times of both conflict and calm, UNRWA supports, protects, and empowers more than 5 million Palestinian refugees in need. All donations to AFU are tax-deductible to the fullest extent under the law.

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