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24 July 2016
12 July – 19 July 2016 | issue 153 “Let’s remember that we were born innocent in an occupied country. Some of us lose their lives, some get injured, some lose their parents or relatives. Experiencing three devastating wars is enough to understand what is happening here. Despite all of that, I struggled hard with...
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Fisherman Amjad al-Shirafi is preparing his boat at the Gaza seaport. “All I wish is to live my life with my family in dignity and to be able to sail like other fishermen in the world,” he said. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
19 July 2016
Fishing and fishing-related activities have traditionally supported the livelihoods of thousands of families across the Gaza Strip. However, over the past nine years, the ability of people to gain a living from this sector has been severely undermined as a result of fishing access limits imposed by the Israeli...
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17 July 2016
28 June – 12 July 2016 | issue 151-152 8 July 2016 marked two years since the commencement of the 2014 conflict in Gaza. As a reminder of the continuing dire situation, and in line with the two-year anniversary of the escalation of hostilities, UNRWA created an infographic fact sheet summarizing the impact of the 2014...
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Jihad Abu Mihaisen, a Palestine refugee woman, collecting stones from rubble to resell as a source of income for her family. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
04 July 2016
Out of desperation, 48-year-old Jihad, like many others, is earning an income by going through the rubble of damaged houses – a dire reminder of the devastating 2014 conflict
Features
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03 July 2016
21 June – 28 June 2016 | issue 150 The United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, visited the Gaza Strip on 28 June, joined by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl as well as the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov. As part of his visit, he went to the UNRWA Zaitoun...
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Isabel De La Cruz
30 June 2016
The United States announced today a new contribution of nearly US$ 52 million in response to the UNRWA 2016 Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory
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23 June 2016
14 June – 21 June | issue 149 Under this year’s theme, Will You Stand #WithRefugees , 20 June marks World Refugee Day, commemorating the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees around the world. Today, there are approximately five million Palestine refugees, or 40 per cent of those in the world’s...
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19 June 2016
7 June – 14 June 2016 | issue 148 The blockade on Gaza, which entered its tenth year in June 2016, in addition to recurrent armed violence and conflict, remains the principle cause of the socio-economic and psychosocial crisis in Gaza. But what does it mean to live under a blockade? During June 2016, UNRWA shares the...
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The contents of the Souhor food parcels distributed to Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip during Ramadan 2016, thanks to the generous contribution from Islamic Relief USA. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Mohamed El Hinawi
17 June 2016
Thanks to support form Islamic Relief USA, UNRWA distributed Suhour food parcels to almost 6,248 Palestine refugee families in Gaza with the beginning of Ramadan
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12 June 2016
31 May – 7 June 2016 | issue 147 The blockade on Gaza, now in its tenth year - aggravated by recurring conflict – continues to cause severe socio-economic and psychosocial distress for too many people in Gaza. Many feel hopeless with no visible prospect of a better, more secure future. To encourage community...
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