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Palestinians searching the rubble of destroyed homes in Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip.
20 October 2014
Jerusalem A week after the Cairo conference and the recent visits to Gaza by the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah and UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, UNRWA is scaling up its response to meet critical needs of people in the Strip. We are focusing on providing food, water and sanitation services to over 40,...
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17 October 2014
UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis has highlighted the dire situation of Palestine refugee children and youth region-wide. “Already vulnerable as refugees, occupation and conflict increasingly deprive Palestine youth of basic rights and protection,” Ms. Ellis said.
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© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
15 October 2014
For eight years, the population of the Gaza Strip has suffered a severe blockade that has heavily hindered local economic development. Periodic military offensives have further worsened the situation. ‘Protective Edge’, the most recent such offensive, has destroyed many crops and caused an increase in food prices...
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12 October 2014
As evidenced by the Gaza reconstruction conference today in Cairo, Egypt, there is no question that the international community appreciates the significant need of the people of Gaza recovering from the recent conflict. Recognizing this, United States Secretary of State John Kerry announced on September 22 a generous...
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The United Nations calls for resolute action on Gaza
08 October 2014
UNRWA has called for political action to resolve the underlying causes of conflict in Gaza and prevent another round of destruction. Speaking on his first visit to Germany since taking over the position of UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl said, “We have moved beyond the realm of humanitarian action alone...
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