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Khaled Mohammed al-Jalous and his wife Etimad Shukri al-Jalous sign the undertaking for their new home in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project.  © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
03 June 2015
As part of its regular commitment to serving Palestine refugees in Gaza, UNRWA is allocating 449 newly-built housing units in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project to selected refugee families. As of 27 May,
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02 June 2015
US$ 744,000 in funding, available for the US$ 500 reintegration grant to replace lost households goods, will reach 1,488 refugee families across the Gaza Strip this week. They will receive assistance via cheque or access the payments through local banks.
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01 June 2015
In response to an exploding type 2 diabetes epidemic, UNRWA is delivering improved health services to millions of Palestine refugees across the Middle East following reforms. New initiatives such as the Family Health Team (FHT) model and a partnership with Microclinic International (MCI) are key to these reforms.
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An UNRWA social worker assesses the household situation of a Palestine refugee in Gaza.© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
01 June 2015
On 31 May, UNRWA restarted poverty assessment home visits in Gaza after a year-long interruption, during which the Agency engaged in intensive efforts to improve the quality, fairness and speed of the process, which serves to determine eligibility for food assistance and other poverty-targeted services. During this...
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Ninth grade students living in Yarmouk and Lebanon arrive to board at an UNRWA school to prepare and sit for national exams. UNRWA Alliance School, Damascus, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammed
01 June 2015
Palestine refugee students have been returning to the besieged refugee camp of Yarmouk, Damascus, after they spent the past two weeks taking national exams outside the camp. A total of 152 ninth grade students were involved. “I am looking forward to returning to Yarmouk to see my family. I have been here for two weeks...
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