displacement

Urgent Funding required to address unprecedented destruction in the Gaza Strip. © UNRWA/Shareef Sarhan

Urgent Funding required to address unprecedented destruction in Gaza

18 December 2014
More than twice as many refugee family homes in Gaza were damaged or destroyed during this summer’s conflict than had initially been estimated, according to the technical assessment just completed by UNRWA. “Based on satellite imagery and preliminary field work conducted immediately after the conflict we estimated...
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Gaza Situation Report 74

Gaza Situation Report 74

18 December 2014
UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as Collective Centres for 19,010 IDPs. Under the responsibility of the UNRWA Collective Centre Management Unit (CCMU)
Emergency Reports
Gaza Situation Report 73

Gaza Situation Report 73

14 December 2014
For its emergency operations in Gaza, the Agency is seeking USD 366.6 million, including USD 127 million for emergency shelter, repair and collective centre management, USD 105.6 million for emergency food assistance, and USD 68.6 million for emergency cash-for-work.
Emergency Reports
Gaza City, 27 November 2014
04 December 2014
Shelter assessments and ensuring access to adequate shelter for all Palestine refugee families remains a priority for UNRWA. The Agency estimates a total funding requirement of USD 720 million for transitional shelter cash assistance, reintegration payments, repair and reconstruction of Palestine refugee homes in Gaza...
Emergency Reports
Students in during #myvoicemyschool activities.

Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 82

03 December 2014
More than half a million Palestine refugees continue to be affected by the conflict in Syria. UNRWA aims to preserve the resilience of Palestine refugees by continuing to provide critical services and humanitarian assistance.
Emergency Reports
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UNRWA partners with Muslim Charity to help displaced families in Gaza

01 December 2014
Muslim Charity Helping the Needy and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have signed an agreement to provide psychosocial support to conflict-affected families and much-needed support to homeless people in the Gaza Strip.
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UNRWA students walking to school in Gaza
27 November 2014
As of 25 November, 15,726 families benefited from cash support to undertake self-help shelter repairs and, if their homes are uninhabitable, from transitional shelter cash assistance.
Emergency Reports
Gaza Situation Report 70
20 November 2014
UNRWA remains extremely concerned about the slow pace of reconstruction and its ability to continue transitional shelter cash assistance and the shelter repair & reconstruction programme through 2015.
Emergency Reports
A family in their living space in Doumar shelter, Damascus. Thirteen UNRWA schools have been converted into UNRWA shelters.

Collective shelter managers strengthen

19 November 2014
Managing UNRWA collective shelters requires a skilled workforce. The Agency’s collective shelters, formerly UNRWA schools, host 8,000 of the most vulnerable Palestine refugees displaced by the war in Syria
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19 November 2014
Palestinian refugees arriving in Lebanon from Syria are facing harsh winter conditions in the northern Bekaa Valley, where whole families have little or no means of survival.
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