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Al-Khair Foundation signs MoU with UN Agency for Palestine refugees. © 2012 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan.
28 July 2015
In line with its commitment to improving the lives of the poor, Al-Khair Foundation (AKF), the third largest Muslim charity in the United Kingdom, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
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“In this house, we can invite guests and offer them tea,” said Nabil Abu Musa about his family’s new home in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project. Nabil co-signed the undertaking together with Fatheia (left) and Khadra (right), his two wives. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
27 July 2015
The Musa family moved into their new home in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project a few weeks ago, after years of living in unhealthy and cramped housing conditions. As soon as they were informed by UNRWA about their new housing option, Nabil Abu Musa and his two wives, Fatheia and Khadra, visited the nearest UNRWA...
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo
23 July 2015
14 - 21 July 2015 | Issue 102 The Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders visited Gaza on 15 July to get a first-hand impression of the current situation in the Gaza Strip. The delegation visited an UNRWA Health Centre in Rafah, southern Gaza. The Foreign minister met with UNRWA Interim Director of Operations, Christer...
Emergency Reports
Young fishermen are receiving short-term vocational training courses at UNRWA Gaza Training Centre. © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Khalil Adwan
22 July 2015
As a result of the blockade and related access restrictions 3,000 fishermen in Gaza do not have access to 85 per cent of the maritime areas agreed in the 1995 Oslo Accords. This has strongly reduced the fish catch in Gaza, once a principal part of the Gaza diet, and affected the livelihoods of fishermen. UNRWA...
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Thirty-nine-year-old refugee Fariz Husu and his family are standing on the empty lot where their family house once stood. A few days ago, the Husu family had been cleared through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism, and they expect to receive construction material soon to start reconstructing their totally destroyed home. Photo credit: © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Muqadama.
16 July 2015
Fariz Husu’s family is one of the first 86 refugee families who, one year after the 2014 conflict started, were cleared this week through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism; they will soon receive construction material to rebuild their totally destroyed home.
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo
16 July 2015
Last week marked the one year anniversary of the start of the summer 2014 hostilities in Gaza. As a reminder of the human impact, and to advocate for the ongoing needs of Palestine refugees living in the coastal enclave, UNRWA has produced a short documentary titled ‘Gaza. One year on.
Emergency Reports
© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
14 July 2015
US$ 1.46 million in funding made available for outstanding rental subsidy payments (US$ 556,900) to cover the period from September to December 2014 and US$ 500 reintegration grants to replace lost household goods (US$ 909,500) will reach 2,499 refugee families across the Gaza Strip. The families can access this...
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo
09 July 2015
Today marks one year since the commencement of the 2014 conflict in Gaza and UNRWA’s 100th Gaza Situation Report, providing important updates about the Agency’s continued emergency response and its ongoing programmes and operations in service to Palestine refugees
Emergency Reports
A year after the Gaza war started, the causes of conflict remain unaddressed
08 July 2015
A year after the devastating Gaza conflict that claimed over 1,500 civilian lives, including 551 children, the root causes of the conflict remain unaddressed. The despair, destitution and denial of dignity resulting from last year’s war and from the blockade are a fact of life for ordinary people in Gaza.
Official Statements
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-...
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