blockade

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 Heyam 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
Palestine refugee girl being examined by a doctor at an UNRWA clinic in Rafah, Gaza Strip. © 2012 UNRWA Photo

Increasing mortality rates among Gaza newborns

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2015
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For the first time in five decades, mortality rates have increased among Palestine refugee newborns in Gaza.

© van den Berg et al, PLoS ONE 2015

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-...
Features
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