© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
26 February 2015
17 February – 24 February | issue 81 26 February marks six months since the ceasefire. It is also now four months since donors pledged millions of dollars for Gaza’s reconstruction. Virtually none of this has materialized. Due to lack of funds, UNRWA in January 2015 was forced to suspend its cash assistance programme...
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.
Cash distribution in Jordan. © UNRWA Photo by Hannington Muyenje
05 February 2015
“If someone told me that my house in Yarmouk had even one pillar still standing, I would go back home,” says Dana.* She fled the conflict in Syria 18 months ago with her husband and their four children; 7-year-old twin girls, an 11-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. Their home in Syria was bombed, forcing them to...
© UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
29 January 2015
UNRWA has been forced to suspend its cash assistance programme supporting repairs and providing rental subsidies to Palestine refugee families in Gaza. Some money does remain available to begin the reconstruction of totally destroyed homes.
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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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© UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
22 January 2015
UNRWA spent its last available dollar on repairs and temporary shelter cash assistance, with no new funding pledged or in the bank. US$ 21.5 million in payments for repair and TSCA is ready to disburse to almost 16,000 families but cannot be made because of a lack of funds.
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