Gaza Emergency

Gaza Emergency

UNRWA students go back to school in Gaza, 7 September 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
25 August – 1 September 2015 | issue 108 View the 2014 Gaza conflict and UNRWA shelter response infographic (PDF). View the Gaza eight years of blockade infographic (PDF). During a visit by United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Mr. Robert Piper to mark the one year anniversary of the ceasefire, UNRWA showcased a pilot emergency shelter response which addresses both displaced refugee families’ needs for transitional shelter and adds to the sorely insufficient housing stock. With a budget of US$ 65,000, the pilot enabled home owners to complete...
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Over 50 days of hostilities, the summer 2014 conflict caused unparalleled destruction and human suffering across the Gaza Strip. Voices of displaced mothers, frightened children, frustrated fathers, and brave UNRWA staff members give a sense of Gaza described in the words of its people.
Naima Abu Abed and Fatima Slama during a food processing class in the UNRWA Gaza Training Centre. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
At the beginning of July, 16 female over-aged students (those who have previously failed two or more years in school) started two-and-a-half month apprenticeships in private businesses across the Gaza Strip; prior to the apprenticeships, the girls had successfully completed a six-month vocational training in food processing at the UNRWA Gaza Training Centre (GTC).
Youth gathered to participate and input ideas through a focus group meeting regarding camp improvement priorities. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
Eleven young men between the ages of 16 and 22 have gathered around a long wooden table in the UNRWA Camp Improvement Project office in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza
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Facts & Figures

The Human Toll

 

2,150 people killed (as of 11 September 2014)

 

Thousands of people injured

 

10,000
displaced people in UNRWA shelters (as of  26 February 2015)

 

 

Gaza In Numbers

 

1.2 million refugees

230,000+ students

 

8 refugee camps

21 health centres

 

12,000+ staff members

12 food distribution
centres

 

245 schools

 

 

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Gaza Emergency 1
US$ 30 GIVES COUNSELLING TO A TRAUMATISED CHILD
Gaza Emergency Donate Message 2
US$ 40 FEEDS A PERSON TWO DAILY MEALS FOR A WEEK
Gaza Emergency Donate Message 3
US$ 149 PROVIDES A FAMILY WITH MATTRESSES,...
Gaza Emergency Donate Message 4
US$ 1080 FEEDS A FAMILY IN GAZA FOR A MONTH