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Members of the delegation from the Qatar Development Fund engage with UNRWA students during their visit to the UNRWA al-Fakhoora school in North Gaza on 2 February. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
03 February 2016
Following a generous donation of approximately US$ 4.6 million by the Qatar-based Al Fakhoora, a programme of Education Above All Foundation, to UNRWA to undertake maintenance and repair activities across 43 UNRWA schools in Gaza, a delegation from the Qatar Development Fund paid a visit to the UNRWA Al Fakhoora...
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Husseiniyeh, August 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
02 February 2016
UNRWA today appealed to donors for US$ 414 million to meet the critical humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria, which is now entering its sixth year. The Agency’s 2016 Emergency Appeal for the Syria Regional Crisis aims to support 450,000 Palestine refugees inside Syria, as well as...
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Mr. Bo Schack, Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, is giving a speech at the Saftawi Health Centre in North Gaza during the launch of an UNRWA pilot project to integrate psycho-social support within its primary health care services. Gaza Photo credit: ©UNRWA Gaza 2016. Photo by Tamer Abu Hamam
02 February 2016
The blockade on Gaza, now in its ninth year, and recurrent cycles of armed violence and conflict do not only affect the people of Gaza in physical and socio-economic terms, but also expose the population to high levels of psycho-social stress.
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Khan Dunoun, Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
01 February 2016
The Government of Italy has donated EUR 1 million (US$ 1.09 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support Palestine refugees in Syria, as they continue to cope with the worst humanitarian crisis in decades. As part of the assistance provided in response to the crisis in Yarmouk in April...
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Two women from the initiative-committee during a discussion on the next steps of their campaign to improve the safety and security in their community. Gaza Photo credit: ©UNRWA Gaza 2016. Photo by Tamer Abu Hamam
31 January 2016
A group of approximately 10 refugee women in Deir El Balah launched an initiative to improve the safety and security in their neighbourhood following an accident on Salah El Din Street – one of the main highways leading through Gaza - in which one of their close friends died, presumably also due to lack of street...
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