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10 March 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse approximately US$ 2.6 million in funding available for reconstruction (US$ 1.8 million) and severe repair works (US$ 793,822). The funds will reach a total of 339 refugee families across the Gaza Strip. The families will be able to access this assistance through local banks next week...
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© 2016 Asia Education Summit
10 March 2016
More than 500 education practitioners, policymakers, academics, government officials, UN staff and representatives from 22 countries gathered from 24 to 26 February 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Asia Education Summit to share their creativity, experience and innovative strategies on how best to reach millions of...
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09 March 2016
The UNRWA Gender Initiative organized a celebration for International Women’s Day under this year’s slogan, ‘Planet 50:50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality’, in the UNRWA Vocational Training Centre in Khan Younis
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UNRWA senior nurse Jamalat Abu Hilal (on the left) leads an awareness session for deaf women in Al-Amal Association in Rafah, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
08 March 2016
As part of its Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, UNRWA is organizing over 100 awareness and outreach sessions throughout the Gaza Strip.
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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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