Gaza Emergency

Gaza Emergency

Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
The Agency is in the process of allocating housing units in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project to selected refugee families. The project, funded by the United Arab Emirates Red Crescent with US$ 19.7 million, offers 600 housing units in total.
Healthy bodies, healthy minds
Almost 1,000 UNRWA schoolboys from 35 elementary schools participated in the annual UNRWA sport festival held in the Gaza Middle Area, displaying their talent and skills in sports such as karate, basketball and gymnastics. The schoolboys’ festival is one component of a larger project that targets both girls and boys.
An UNRWA student with her Dream Bag in Gaza City. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
‘Dream Bags’ from Japanese Lay Buddhist Organization Rissho Kosei -kai (RKK) have been distributed to almost 10,000 Palestine refugee children studying in UNRWA schools in Gaza and Lebanon.
Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Thomas Silberhorn, (centre) and Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Robert Turner (left) in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Suzanne Leuenberger
Germany has announced a new EUR 37 million (US$ 41 million) contribution to the UNRWA shelter assistance programme in Gaza. With a total contribution of EUR 80 million (US$ 93 million) to UNRWA programmes in Gaza to date, Germany is the second largest supporter of the UNRWA response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the 2014 conflict. Germany’s support immediately following the 2014 conflict in Gaza was crucial to allow UNRWA to initiate its emergency shelter assistance programme and provide much-needed humanitarian relief. UNRWA has only received funding to rebuild 200 of the 9,161...
A doctor measures the blood pressure of a patient in the Beit Hanoun co-ed ‘C’ Collective Centre. With the new donation received from Islamic Relief USA, UNRWA will be able to increase its provision of primary health care in collective centres. © 2015 UNRWA  Photo by Khalil Adwan.
Since 2013, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) has donated US$ 12.6 million to support Palestine refugees in Gaza through UNRWA, enabling the Agency to run services ranging from the distribution of food packages to the provision of milk and snacks for UNRWA students or the disbursement of emergency non-food items such as mattresses, blankets and hygiene kits for internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in UNRWA Collective Centres.
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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

Funding Requirements

The violent conflict in the Gaza Strip that began on 8 July has caused immense human suffering and devastation. The numbers of civilian fatalities, injuries and displacements, and the destruction of homes and other civilian infrastructure, are unprecedented. The emergency in Gaza is far from over.

As of 22 August, a quarter of the total Gaza population is internally displaced as a result of the hostilities. Approximately 300,000 are sheltered in 85 UNRWA schools, 45,000 are hosted in non-UNRWA premises, and at least 137,400 more are in other hosting arrangements. With the summer 2014 hostilities in their seventh week, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) seeking refuge in UNRWA installations has reached levels never before seen in Gaza’s history. As hostilities persist and destruction continues, the number of Palestinians seeking shelter is expected to increase further, along with the humanitarian needs of the population, and consequently also the scope of UNRWA’s response. Additionally, it is evident from the level of destruction of housing that many among the displaced population will not be able to return home once the hostilities have ceased. The Agency has revised–yet again- the projections of assistance needed until the end of the year and the funding required to respond appropriately.

A total of US$ 295.4 million is necessary to enable UNRWA to provide assistance through the end September, within a revised scenario of up to 500,000 displaced people seeking assistance, 65 per cent of whom are expected to continue to take shelter in UNRWA schools.

 

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