Emergency Reports

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in video call with children in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
14 August 2015
4 August – 11 August | Issue 105 The infant mortality rate in Gaza has risen for the first time in five decades, according to an UNRWA study released this week.. The number of babies dying before the age of one had consistently decreased over recent decades in Gaza, from 127 per 1,000 live births in 1960 to 20.2 in...
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06 August 2015
28 – 4 August 2015 | issue 104 To further explain the dire financial situation of the Agency, UNRWA’s Deputy Commissioner-General, Sandra Mitchell, visited Gaza on 2 and 3 August to meet beneficiary representatives as well as UNRWA staff members and personnel, including the Local Staff Union. The Deputy Commissioner-...
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30 July 2015
On 26 July, UNRWA held an extraordinary session of its Advisory Commission (AdCom) to discuss the Agency’s most devastating financial crisis since its establishment.
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23 July 2015
14 - 21 July 2015 | Issue 102 The Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders visited Gaza on 15 July to get a first-hand impression of the current situation in the Gaza Strip. The delegation visited an UNRWA Health Centre in Rafah, southern Gaza. The Foreign minister met with UNRWA Interim Director of Operations, Christer...
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16 July 2015
Last week marked the one year anniversary of the start of the summer 2014 hostilities in Gaza. As a reminder of the human impact, and to advocate for the ongoing needs of Palestine refugees living in the coastal enclave, UNRWA has produced a short documentary titled ‘Gaza. One year on.
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