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Over 100,000 Displaced: UNRWA Appeals for Support
22 July 2014
As the violence engulfing Gaza enters its third week, Palestinians throughout the small coastal territory are being affected in ever-growing numbers. The ground offensive launched by the Israeli military only compounds the destruction and suffering already caused by shelling from land, air and sea. With hundreds dead...
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UNRWA strongly condemns shelling of a school in Gaza sheltering civilians and calls for an investigation
22 July 2014
East Jerusalem UNRWA condemns in the strongest possible terms the shelling of one of its schools in the central area of Gaza which was sheltering hundreds of Palestinians displaced by the current fighting. At approximately 1655 hours yesterday, UNRWA’s Maghazi Preparatory Girls School, in the Maghazi refugee camp,...
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UNRWA CONDEMNs PLACEMENT OF ROCKETS, for a second time, IN one of its SCHOOLs
22 July 2014
Today, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip. As soon as the rockets were discovered, UNRWA staff was withdrawn from the premises, and so we are unable to confirm the precise number of rockets. The school is situated between two...
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Gaza Situation Report
21 July 2014
The number of displaced people in UNRWA schools now exceeds 102,788 in 69 schools.
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AE Pledges $15 million for Palestine Refugees in Syria
22 July 2014
The United Arab Emirates Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) on Monday 21 July provided a donation of $15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to distribute desperately needed food-aid to Palestine refugees who continue to suffer the worst effects of Syria’s civil war...
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Dubai Begins Humanitarian Airlift for UNRWA in GazaDubai Begins Humanitarian Airlift for UNRWA in Gaza
21 July 2014
As the number of casualties and injured civilians rises in the Gaza Strip, aid agencies have geared up for the emergency response and mobilized relief supplies from the International Humanitarian City (IHC), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. These supplies have been donated to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for...
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ISRAEL CHANNEL TWO RETRACTS FALSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST UNRWA
20 July 2014
Israel’s highest-rating TV news network, Channel Two, has retracted false and damaging allegations that an UNRWA ambulance was used to transport militants in Gaza on the night of 19 July 2014. The false report by Channel Two’s military affairs correspondent was pulled after UNRWA presented incontrovertible evidence...
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Gaza Situation Report 10
19 July 2014
Due to the dramatic escalation in violence over the past ten days and the massive assault on Gaza, UNRWA has declared an emergency in all five areas of the Gaza Strip. The priority for the Agency is its emergency operations, providing assistance to those who have been displaced and sought shelter in UNRWA schools,...
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Number of Palestinians seeking shelters in Gaza exceeds 50,000
19 July 2014
The number of IDPs that are taking shelter in UNRWA's designated emergency shelters has risen to 81,000 persons in 61 schools. It is expected that hundreds of those who had to flee their homes in Shejaiha will go to the shelters designated by UNRWA that will open additional shelters.
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