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On World Humanitarian Day, UNRWA Honours Courageous Staff Members in Gaza
19 August 2014
Over 12,000 UNRWA staff serve 1.2 million refugees in the Gaza Strip. This World Humanitarian Day falls at a particularly fitting time to honour their unwavering courage in the face of a devastating military offensive on the Gaza Strip. Since the declaration of an emergency on 7 July, UNRWA has lost eleven colleagues...
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Gaza Crisis: A Closer Look at Israeli Strikes on UNRWA Schools
19 August 2014
Raya Jalabi, Tom McCarthy and Nadja Popovich for the Gaurdian. UN-run schools acting as civilian shelters have been hit seven times during Israel’s Gaza offensive. We catalogue them in detail.
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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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© Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
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.
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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.
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