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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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Twenty-five-year old Palestine refugee Nihaya al-Qidra is reading a brochure on the importance of early registration of pregnancy in the waiting area of the UNWRA Khan Younis Health Centre in southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Abu Hamam.
28 January 2016
UNRWA provides antenatal care services, including a comprehensive initial physical examination, and regular follow-up checks, including the screening for pregnancy-related hypertension, diabetes mellitus, anemia and oral health issues, in each of its 21 health centres across the Gaza Strip.
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UNRWA sanitation staff pump water out of one of the affected houses in Shaboura refugee camp in Rafah. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
27 January 2016
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza has assisted approximately 500 Palestine refugee families with non-food items (NFIs) and nylon plastic sheets to help them cope with the heavy rainfall and cold during this week’s winter storm. No casualties or injuries have been reported, although it is...
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