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Twenty-three-year-old Palestine refugee Ahmad al-Attar at his desk in the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired in Gaza City. “My dream is to become famous, famous for having done something big for the people of Gaza,” he said. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
01 March 2016
The Gaza Strip has one of the highest unemployment rates worldwide, according to the World Bank. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the overall unemployment rate stood at 38.4 per cent, as reported by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). While the rate declined by 4.3 percentage points compared to the...
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Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza,  Bo Schack, opening the new Sa’d al-Abdallah al-Sabah building at the UNRWA Ibin Sina Elementary Boys School with the UNRWA Chief of the Education Programme, Faird Abu Athra, and UNRWA Chief Area Officer of Rafah, Dr. Yousef Mousa. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
01 March 2016
Through generous support from the Kuwaiti Development Fund through the Islamic Development Bank, UNRWA opened the new Sa’d al-Abduallah al-Sabah building in the UNRWA Ibin Sina Elementary Boys School in Rafah, southern Gaza
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01 March 2016
During ceremony to honour Palestinian scholarship graduates, Palestine refugee students thanked His Excellency Seiichi Otsuka, Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon, for the significant Japanese contribution to the Scholarship Fund
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
29 February 2016
In the largest ever one-time contribution to UNRWA, Japan has contributed US$ 38.21 million to UNRWA to support Palestine refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Syria
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Youngwoo Kim, Country Director of the KOICA Palestine Office, and Matthias Burchard, Acting Director of the Department of External Relations and Communications at UNRWA, signed an agreement on 26 February confirming Korea’s contribution of US$ 447,996 to UNRWA in support of the Agency’s technical and vocational education and training programme in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Leslie Yun
26 February 2016
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed an agreement with UNRWA earlier today, pledging US$ 447,996 in support of the UNRWA technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programme in the Gaza Strip
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