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Gaza Entrepreneur Challenge judges and organizers accompanied by Dr. Akihiro Seita, Director of UNRWA Health Programme, with the two winning team-leaders in the Gaza Entrepreneur Challenge, at UNRWA Training Centre in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
19 August 2016
In cooperation with the Japan Gaza Innovation Challenge (JGIC) initiative, UNRWA hosted the 2016 Gaza Entrepreneur Challenge contest focused on enhancing living conditions in the Gaza Strip
Press Releases
A group of children disguising as puppets in preparation of the final ceremony of the SFW at the General Union of Persons with Disabilities in Khan Yunis. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Hiba Kreizim
04 August 2016
The Summer Fun Weeks programme offers a number of Gaza youth a much needed and deserved opportunity to work temporarily and help restore their self-respect and feeling of value in society
Features
26-year old Zainab Mohammed Shurreim received a temporary job opportunity with the UNRWA 2016 Summer Fun Weeks. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al Saraj
03 August 2016
More than 2,200 short-term job opportunities for registered refugees have been created by UNRWA as part of its 2016 Summer Fun Weeks programme, which runs from 23 July through to 11 August in 120 locations across Gaza
Press Releases
Fisherman Amjad al-Shirafi is preparing his boat at the Gaza seaport. “All I wish is to live my life with my family in dignity and to be able to sail like other fishermen in the world,” he said. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
19 July 2016
Fishing and fishing-related activities have traditionally supported the livelihoods of thousands of families across the Gaza Strip. However, over the past nine years, the ability of people to gain a living from this sector has been severely undermined as a result of fishing access limits imposed by the Israeli...
Features
Jihad Abu Mihaisen, a Palestine refugee woman, collecting stones from rubble to resell as a source of income for her family. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
04 July 2016
Out of desperation, 48-year-old Jihad, like many others, is earning an income by going through the rubble of damaged houses – a dire reminder of the devastating 2014 conflict
Features
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
28 June 2016
"I have personally witnessed the ravages of war and have been profoundly moved by the resilience and determination of the Palestinian people," Mr. Ban said
Official Statements
Thirty-six-year-old Hayam Farahat holding her son, 6-year-old Ali, in their home in Rafah, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
16 June 2016
The blockade on the Gaza Strip has entailed a tight control over all aspects of life since 2007, severely restricting the movement of goods, as well as people. This lack of freedom of movement impacts the Palestinians’ right to enjoy the highest standards of human rights and development, including the right to medical...
Features
© 2016 UNRWA Photo
10 April 2016
The UNRWA-supported social enterprise GGateway (Gaza Gateway) celebrated its launch event on 3 April in Gaza city
Emergency Reports
© 2016 UNRWA Photo
31 March 2016
The UNRWA Gaza Rehabilitation Centre for Visually Impaired introduced tablet computers for 51 visually impaired RCVI students, and 166 students with low vision integrated in UNRWA schools, to increase their opportunities to learn, study and develop
Emergency Reports
© 2016 UNRWA Photo
24 March 2016
UNRWA completed phase three of the Rafah Rehousing Project for Palestine Refugees in southern Gaza during the reporting week. The project is the Agency’s largest rehousing project in the Gaza Strip
Emergency Reports