Reports

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2015
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In the third quarter, UNRWA was forced to temporarily suspend operations and services in Dera’a City following a significant escalation of violence as armed confrontations prevented staff and refugees from safely accessing the UNRWA area office and other facilities. Humanitarian access to...

Prolonged crisis in the oPt: socio-economic developments in 2007
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2008
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The Palestinian economy continued to perform badly in 2007. Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2007 – estimated at about USD 4.1 billion – was virtually unchanged from 2006, itself a year of severe economic regression. There was a rebound in the public sector after mid-2007 due to the end of...

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2009
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Labour force results for 2008 reflected the first full-year effect of the heightened siege on Gaza that began in mid-2007. This period, leading up to the most destructive military operation in Gaza’s history, witnessed dramatic increases in unemployment in a territory where rates of joblessness...

© UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
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2011
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Contrary to media reports of a flourishing West Bank economy, evidence from the second half of 2010 shows deteriorating labour market conditions, with falling employment growth, accelerating unemployment and lower real wages. These trends disproportionately affected refugees.

In second-...

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2012
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UNRWA’s commitment to improving and developing the social performance management framework of its microfinance programme is ensuring that a significant portion of its portfolio is financing young people, who are being financially and economically empowered to participate...