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Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
22 May 2015
The Agency is in the process of allocating housing units in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project to selected refugee families. The project, funded by the United Arab Emirates Red Crescent with US$ 19.7 million, offers 600 housing units in total.
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A young girl stands in the rubble of Qabr Essit, near Damascus. In 2014, UNRWA was able begin rebuilding facilities within the neighbourhood, including a school and community centre © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad

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Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
14 May 2015
A large German delegation, led by the Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Mr. Thomas Silberhorn, visited Gaza on 12 May and announced a new EUR 37 million (US$ 41 million) contribution to the UNRWA shelter assistance programme in Gaza.
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Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Thomas Silberhorn, (centre) and Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Robert Turner (left) in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Suzanne Leuenberger
13 May 2015
Germany has announced a new EUR 37 million (US$ 41 million) contribution to the UNRWA shelter assistance programme in Gaza. With a total contribution of EUR 80 million (US$ 93 million) to UNRWA programmes in Gaza to date, Germany is the second largest supporter of the UNRWA response to the humanitarian crisis...
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United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Mr. Nickolay Mladenov (right) in his first visit to Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
10 May 2015
“No human being who visits can remain untouched by the terrible devastation that one sees here in Gaza and as shocking as the devastation of the buildings might be the devastation of peoples’ livelihoods is 10 times more shocking,” said the new United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr...
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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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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visiting an UNRWA school in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
30 April 2015
“Last year’s war in Gaza can’t be known as ‘The Third War’,” said the Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Robert Turner, during a press briefing in Brussels on 23 April. “It must be remembered as ‘The Last War’,”
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A doctor measures the blood pressure of a patient in the Beit Hanoun co-ed ‘C’ Collective Centre. With the new donation received from Islamic Relief USA, UNRWA will be able to increase its provision of primary health care in collective centres. © 2015 UNRWA  Photo by Khalil Adwan.
28 April 2015
Since 2013, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) has donated US$ 12.6 million to support Palestine refugees in Gaza through UNRWA, enabling the Agency to run services ranging from the distribution of food packages to the provision of milk and snacks for UNRWA students or the disbursement of emergency non-food items such as...
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