|Women use traditional Palestinian embroidery to escape poverty|
|09 March 2012|
With the economy in Beit Surik struggling to survive the effects of the West Bank Barrier, new job opportunities are almost non-existent. UNRWA offers a job creation programme to address high unemployment among Palestine refugees.
|Urgent renewed UNRWA appeal for Gaza’s emergency programmes|
|13 September 2011|
UNRWA has renewed its appeal for urgently needed emergency assistance in the impoverished Gaza Strip. The appeal for US$ 36 million comes amid protests against reductions in emergency activities that have already been caused by severe funding shortfalls.
|New from UNRWA – July 2011|
|26 July 2011|
UNRWA’s new publications this month include a focus on youth outreach in microfinance and an analysis of the labour market in Gaza and the West Bank.
|OFID donates US$ 2 million for jobs in Gaza|
|05 July 2011|
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has donated US$ 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) job creation programme in Gaza.
|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.
|UNRWA job creation programme celebrates International Women’s Day with Al-Araqa Bazaar|
|08 March 2011|
Nazareth mayor Ramiz Jaraysi and job creation programme (JCP) manager Itaf Masri have opened Al-A’araqa bazaar in Nazareth in the presence of Nazareth local community representatives and senior UNRWA officials.
|‘Araqa Embroidery Bazaar in Nazareth|
|06 March 2011|
On the occasion of International Women’s Day. UNRWA’s Job Creation Programme
cordially invites you to attend the opening ceremony of ‘Araqa Embroidery Bazaar in Nazareth.
|UNRWA West Bank director plants olive trees in Burin |
|15 February 2011|
Barbara Shenstone, the director of UNRWA operations in the West Bank, joined workers from UNRWA’s job creation programme (JCP) in planting olive trees on land in the West Bank village of Burin threatened with confiscation.
|Job creation programme celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities |
|06 December 2010|
UNRWA’s job creation programme and disability programme celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) with a ceremony attended by JCP beneficiaries with disabilities.
|Job Creation Programme Organises a March on International Labour Day|
|01 May 2010|
The job creation programme (JCP) celebrated International Labour Day by organising a march for JCP’s beneficiaries in Nablus in the presence of Barbara Shenstone, director of UNRWA operations in the West Bank, and representatives from the local community.