|Priority job creation programme to replace direct cash assistance|
|21 March 2013|
UNRWA has announced that starting on 1 April 2013, more than 10,000 of the poorest refugee families from UNRWA’s Social Safety Net Programme will receive priority placement in the Job Creation Programme (JCP), securing at least three months of employment and income during a 24-month period. This new system replaces the practice of providing direct cash assistance on the basis of $10 US per person per three-month period, which UNRWA regretfully must cancel due to funding constraints.
|Gaza fishermen struggle to eke out a livelihood|
|19 March 2013|
Held each year on 22 March, International World Water Day draws attention to the importance of freshwater and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources around the world.
|Mind-blowing: four months after conflict, Gaza mental health in crisis|
|11 March 2013|
Four months after the conflict in Gaza, we report from UNRWA’s health centre in Jabalia, northern Gaza, on disturbing post-traumatic stress figures from UNRWA’s Health Department. Read the painful human stories behind the statistics.
|Royal Charity Organisation of Bahrain donates hearing aids to young Palestine refugees|
|07 March 2013|
Fifty hearing aids have been distributed to young hearing-impaired Palestine refugees at a specialized centre in Gaza thanks to the Royal Charity Organization of Bahrain (RCO).
|UNRWA cancels 2013 Gaza Marathon|
|05 March 2013|
UNRWA regrets to announce that it has cancelled the third Gaza marathon which was to be held on 10 April. This follows the decision by the authorities in Gaza not to allow women to participate.
|Four months on from the conflict, patients and counsellors discuss post-traumatic stress in Gaza|
|28 February 2013|
UNRWA’s health centre in Jabalia, northern Gaza, receives some 2,000 patients a day. We hear from some of the centre's counsellors and patients on the after-effects of the conflict.
|Gaza PTSD: a message from Akihiro Seita, director of UNRWA’s health programme|
|28 February 2013|
Whether you work for a large donor government, a foundation, a medical company or any organisation that wants to help; whether you are an individual with a modest income or a millionaire, you can act to help the victims of war.
|UAE Red Crescent contributes USD8m towards construction of four schools in Gaza|
|24 February 2013|
UNRWA and the United Arab Emirates Red Crescent have signed an agreement worth USD 8 million for the construction of four schools in the Gaza Strip.
|UNRWA launches USD 300m appeal for occupied Palestinian territory|
|14 February 2013|
UNRWA launched today an emergency appeal of just over USD 300 million to support some of the most disadvantaged Palestinians in the Middle East; those living in the West Bank and Gaza.
|UNRWA chief opens rehousing project for refugees in Rafah, Gaza |
|07 February 2013|
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi yesterday welcomed a Saudi Fund delegation to Rafah, Gaza, to celebrate the building of thousands of Saudi-funded homes for Palestine refugees displaced by the 2008-2009 conflict.