|Palestinian refugees hardest hit in the West Bank|
|12 December 2011|
According to a new report by UNRWA, despite modest economic good news in the West Bank, the number of unemployed refugees grew by nearly one per cent in the first half of the year, to over 50,000 people, as unemployment generally in the West Bank declined.
|Economic situation of refugees in Gaza remains of concern despite improved indicators|
|07 December 2011|
A new report by UNRWA has found evidence that in spite of Gaza’s construction industry experiencing a period of relatively “expanded activity” due to the tunnel economy, the situation of some 1 million refugees registered with the Agency remains of concern.
|'Feed the Fasting' Ramadan project nears completion in the West Bank and Gaza|
|25 August 2011|
The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, in cooperation with UNRWA, this week continued its 'Feed the Fasting’ Ramadan project in the occupied Palestinian territory.
|Al Nahyan Foundation donates food supplies to the poor for Ramadan|
|05 August 2011|
UNRWA’s relief and social services programme has launched the first phase of distributing fresh meat to all 19 camps in the West Bank, thanks to the Khalifa Ben Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.
|UNRWA: Gaza blockade anniversary report|
|14 June 2011|
As the Gaza blockade moves into its fifth year, a new report by the UN’s agency for Palestine refugees, UNRWA, says broad unemployment in the second half of 2010 reached 45.2 per cent, one of the highest in the world.
|West Bank farmers struggle to access own land |
|10 June 2011|
The small West Bank village of Biddu is one of several in the area through which the Israeli Barrier runs. The routing of the Barrier is designed to encompass four Israeli settlements near to Jerusalem, but it also separates the villagers from much of their land.
|New UN research challenges conventional view of the West Bank economy|
|08 June 2011|
New research by UNRWA, released today, challenges the conventional picture of a flourishing West Bank economy. Contrary to media and other reports, the research shows that in the second half of 2010 unemployment grew much faster
|This family would rather not need assistance|
|09 May 2011|
Just a few years ago, Mr Al Fayoumi and his family lived as a working-class family in Gaza. The 35-year-old refugee used to work as a tailor in one of the many textiles factories in Gaza. However, as the blockade tightened and exports ceased, he lost his job.
|Gaza unemployment reaches 45 per cent, says UNRWA |
|10 February 2011|
UNRWA has called on the leaders of European countries to work collectively to bring an end to the suffering of the people of Gaza, as new figures revealed unemployment levels in the Strip to be at an all-time high.
|Safety net for refugee families in Gaza|
|13 January 2011|
Many refugee families in Gaza suffer from extreme poverty, badly affecting parents and their children. UNRWA’s social safety-net programme responds to the needs of these most vulnerable refugees.