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Twenty-year old Fares Sani is measuring window glass before cutting it, in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan‬
19 June 2015
The UNRWA Maintenance Office in Jabalia, northern Gaza, is full of old blue UNRWA school doors waiting for a makeover, piles of window glass, large white paint buckets, and other material necessary to keep UNRWA facilities in good working condition. Standing amid the material are two 20-year-old Palestine refugees -...
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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) team member Mohammed Atallah shares his experience with other Collective Centre Management Unit staff during a training on ‘lessons learned‘ held on 26 April in Gaza City. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
06 May 2015
“The most important output from this training is to find and discuss the most successful approaches in the management of UNRWA Collective Centres,” said Ansa Masaud, head of the UNRWA Collective Centres Management Unit (CCMU) at the beginning of a ‘lessons learned’ event held on 26 April for 25 UNRWA staff members in...
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Staff members of Community Based Organizations in Khan Younis actively participate in a ‘Training of Trainers’ workshop offered by the UNRWA Gender Initiative with funds from BMZ Germany. Photo credit: © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Ahmed Al Maqadama.
23 April 2015
UNRWA has entered the final phase of an early recovery project called ‘Assistance to Support Education, Health and Gender in the Transition from Emergency to Development’, generously funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ).
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UNRWA and the EU collaborate on education in emergency
18 July 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has been working to provide education and psychosocial support to the many Palestine refugee children displaced from Syria by the country’s long-running conflict. Support from the European Union (EU), which has contributed over EUR 2.4 million through its Instrument...
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Mr. Adrian Chadwick, OBE, Regional Director Middle East and North Africa at the British Council, visiting the UNRWA Asma Elementary Co-ed A School in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Sarraj
02 December 2016
UNRWA commenced the distribution of tarpaulin and nylon sheets as part of its emergency preparedness this winter
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Shukri Ali is painting the door of his newly reconstructed house. Shukri’s family completed the reconstruction of their house with support from UNRWA. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj
28 November 2016
A few weeks ago, Shukri Ali’s family completed the reconstruction of their house with support from UNRWA and moved back to their old, still largely damaged neighbourhood
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25 November 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse over US$ 1.6 million for reconstruction (US$ 1,218,296) and severe repair works (US$ 409,636) to a total of 219 refugee families across Gaza. The benefiting families were able to access their assistance through the local banks. Emergency shelter – including support for home repairs,...
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
24 November 2016
In November 2016, UNRWA was able to pay the third quarter transitional shelter cash assistance to all displaced and eligible refugee families in Gaza, whose homes were severely damaged or totally destroyed and rendered uninhabitable during the 2014 conflict
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Displaced Palestine refugee Saleh Swidan is standing in front of his caravan in eastern Gaza City, where he has lived with his family since his home was totally destroyed in the 2014 conflict. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Sarraj
24 November 2016
UNRWA is in critical need of US$ 5.5 million to provide displaced refugee families in Gaza with the final rental subsidy payment for this year, without which they risk spending the winter in damaged, half-repaired homes or going deeply into debt to pay rent by themselves
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18 November 2016
On 14 and 15 November, the UNRWA Advisory Commission met in Amman, Jordan for its biannual meeting, to discuss key challenges and opportunities in the Agency’s five fields of operation
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