Psychosocial Support in UNRWA Shelters
19 August 2014
In Gaza, implementation of psychosocial support is one of the priorities of the UNRWA emergency response. Families seeking refuge in UNRWA shelters have experienced multiple traumas. They have fled or lost their homes, many have had family members killed and everyone in Gaza has experienced intense fear and disruption...
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14 August 2014
Since the escalation of hostilities, UNRWA has worked hard to provide a safe haven for up to 273,000 displaced. The Al-Najjar family from Khuza’a is one of them.
UNRWA issues maternity packs to new mothers taking refuge in its shelters
13 August 2014
UNRWA has started distributing maternity packages to new mothers who have given birth during the current hostilities, and who are registered as IDPs in its 87 shelters across the Gaza Strip. A total of 344 new babies are starting their life in UNRWA schools, 152 girls and 192 boys.
No Sanctuary in Gaza
05 August 2014
The UNRWA Jabalia Elementary Girls School was supposed to be a sanctuary. When he and his family of 10, most of them children, fled their home in Beit Lahiya, Ahmad Ramadan Ghaban thought they had reached a place where they would be protected from the violence and chaos engulfing the Gaza Strip. The UNRWA school may...
Palestine Refugees Pass the Test
04 August 2014
For Palestine refugees in Syria, the national ninth-grade exams, held in June, were an important opportunity and an immense challenge. And yet despite three years of conflict – in which thousands have been displaced and several schools damaged or closed; in which the residents of Yarmouk camp suffered months of siege...