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UNRWA School in Husseinieh, Damascus, February 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
27 February 2015
More than half a million Palestine refugees are directly affected by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response aims to preserve refugees' resilience through the continuation of UNRWA services and humanitarian assistance.
Emergency Reports
Jibril, left, lost two of his four grandchildren to hypothermia in the storms last month. The family now live in a tiny plastic-covered wooden structure in Beit Hanoun with a blanket for a door. Photograph by Belal Hasna
24 February 2015
Baby Salma died of hypothermia at just 40 days old. Her body was drenched with freezing rainwater. It was frozen “like ice-cream”. Gaza was hit by a severe winter storm called “Huda” in January. Salma was its youngest victim.
Features
Palestine refugees from Damascus queue at UNRWA’s Alliance Distribution Center to receive food packages, made possible by the generous funding of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Damascus, November 2014. © UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
18 February 2015
UNRWA distributes food parcels to over 93,000 families during first round of assistance
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Al Ashqar family near their demolished house. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
05 February 2015
Eight-year-old Aseel Al Ashqar fiddles quietly with a worn, pink blanket she has laid on the floor of the empty new bedroom in downtown Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip; the room she now shares with her four siblings. The holes in the blanket, she explains, are a consequence of a bomb that also wiped out her family home during...
Features
03 February 2015
A total of 9,503 families received shelter assistance packages today, Tuesday 3 February, after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia generously repurposed US$ 13.5 million initially pledged to UNRWA for reconstruction in the Gaza Strip. The Kingdom, through the Saudi Fund for Development, responded with flexibility, allowing...
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© UNRWA Photo
27 January 2015
UNRWA has been forced to suspend its cash assistance programme in Gaza to tens of thousands of people for repairs to damaged and destroyed homes and for rental subsidies to the homeless.
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Urgent Funding required to address unprecedented destruction in the Gaza Strip. © UNRWA/Shareef Sarhan
18 December 2014
More than twice as many refugee family homes in Gaza were damaged or destroyed during this summer’s conflict than had initially been estimated, according to the technical assessment just completed by UNRWA. “Based on satellite imagery and preliminary field work conducted immediately after the conflict we estimated...
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Gaza Situation Report 74
18 December 2014
UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as Collective Centres for 19,010 IDPs. Under the responsibility of the UNRWA Collective Centre Management Unit (CCMU)
Emergency Reports