emergency

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21 January 2016
12 January –19 January 2016 | Issue 127 During the reporting week, UNRWA launched its US$ 817 million emergency appeals for Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) – both contexts that continue to experience the relentless effects of conflict, occupation and blockade. In the oPt, Palestine refugees are...
Emergency Reports
Yarmouk camp. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Walla Masoud
14 January 2016
As UNRWA launches its US$ 817 million emergency appeals for Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), these contexts continue to experience the relentless effects of conflict, occupation and blockade
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Bedouin children from Khan al-Ahmar, located on the periphery of Jerusalem near Jericho. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
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In the oPt, Palestine refugees are exposed to the lasting consequences of an occupation now approaching 50 years. In Gaza, a decade-long blockade and repeated cycles of conflict has rendered the majority of the population dependent on aid to meet basic needs. Unemployment rates in the small...

Husseiniyeh, August 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
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Palestine refugees have been among the worst affected by the bloodshed and destruction wrought by the conflict in Syria. The majority of the estimated 450,000 Palestine refugees remaining in Syria are displaced and 95 percent rely on UNRWA for assistance.

The Agency’s pre-existing...

Ea'tidal Al Najar, Photo credit: ©UNRWA
14 January 2016
UNRWA has released results of its reformed poverty assessment undertaken during the fourth quarter of 2015. An additional 12,767 families (48,833 persons) were added to the existing food assistance beneficiaries under the emergency food distribution
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08 January 2016
With a generous contribution of EUR 250,000 (US$ 272,500) by the Italian Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Palestine refugees, through UNRWA and the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Gaza, will benefit from outreach activities on safety...
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Fatima al Zaza watering a plant in her newly reconstructed home in eastern Gaza city.
06 January 2016
UNRWA starts the beginning of the year 2016 with a reflection on 12 months of intensive efforts to provide Palestine refugees in Gaza with support and assistance. The year 2015 remained overshadowed by the aftermath of the devastating 2014 conflict, an initially slow reconstruction process and the related ongoing...
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23 December 2015
15 December – 22 December | Issue 124 On 17 December, the British Council organized a ceremony in Ramallah to celebrate the British Council International School Award (ISA) and thus the success of UNRWA schools and their curriculum. 70 UNRWA staff members from the Gaza Education Programme attended the celebration. In...
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‘Education brings hope in emergencies’ animation video. © UNRWA 2015
22 December 2015
UNRWA has launched a new animated video for children and families affected by conflict as part of its Education in Emergencies programme. The video, ‘Education Brings Hope in Times of Emergencies’, encourages families to utilize UNRWA resources and support their children in re-engaging in education during times of...
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