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UNRWA distributed 695 live sheep to 2,085 Palestine refugee families in the Gaza Strip, through the “Supporting Poor Families during Al-Adha Eid” project, thanks to a generous contribution from Islamic Relief USA. ©UNRWA Gaza 2016. Photo by Tamer Hamam.
14 September 2016
On 8 and 10 September, UNRWA distributed 695 live sheep to 2,085 Palestine refugee families, thanks to a generous contribution from Islamic Relief USA (IR USA) for the Muslim Al-Adha Eid celebration
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A JCP beneficiary is repairing fishing nets at the Gaza sea port. © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
28 August 2016
Through its Job Creation Programme, UNRWA addresses the dire economic prospects in the Gaza Strip and provides a source of income, dignity, self-respect and self-reliance for Palestine refugee families
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Osama al-Sirsawi sits in front of his rented home with his child in Gaza City. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Saraj
26 August 2016
Between 7 July and 26 August 2014, the Gaza Strip experienced the deadliest and most devastating round of hostilities since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967; two years on, most people and institutions are still struggling to cope with their immense losses, reports the Office for the Coordination of...
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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
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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
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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
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15 December 2015
The Government of Valencia (Generalitat Valenciana) has contributed EUR 122,309 to the UNRWA Young Women Leadership Programme to help support the employment prospects of young Palestine refugee women in Gaza. In Gaza, the ongoing blockade and repeated conflicts have contributed to rising food prices and high levels of...
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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...
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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
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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
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