Palestine refugee girl being examined by a doctor at an UNRWA clinic in Rafah, Gaza Strip. © 2012 UNRWA Photo
08 August 2015
The infant mortality rate in Gaza has risen for the first time in five decades, according to an UNRWA study , and the Agency’s Health Director says the blockade may be contributing to the trend. Every five years, UNRWA conducts a survey of infant mortality across the region, and the 2013 results were released this...
Press Releases
Manager Mujahed Mahmoud al-Sosi is contemplating the work of his employees in his furniture factory in Jabalia, northern Gaza. Photo credit: © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
07 July 2015
In the first floor of a tall, beige building in the Jabalia neighbourhood in northern Gaza, Mujahed Mahmoud al-Sosi sits behind a small desk full of piled papers and notepads. A map of the Middle East decorates the wall, next to a selection of different fabrics, from claret red to salmon pink to marine blue. The Al-...
Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl Calls for End to Blockade of Gaza
17 April 2014
The first official visit to the Gaza Strip by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has received high-profile coverage in local, regional and international media.
Official Statements
02 April 2013
During the three-week conflict in Gaza in 2009, Nimeh Hawwas, a Palestinian refugee from Gaza, lost her son Ashraf, her grandson Ahmad, and her home, which was demolished as a result of the shelling of a neighboring house.
06 July 2010
Thousands of Palestinian refugee children in the Gaza Strip are unable to receive adequate education, according to the UNRWA. About 39,000 child refugees in Gaza will not attend UNRWA schools this year, since the Agency is unable to build or rebuild schools.
18 March 2009
A new project by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) aims to build around 120 mud-brick houses for dozens of homeless Gazan families in the next few months. Each house costs about US$10,000 and takes three months to build.
18 February 2010
Hassan al-Err is the head of a family of seven who are preparing to move into a mud house built by UNRWA in the Gaza Strip. UNRWA has resorted to building with mud because other building materials are not available.