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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and UNRWA Director of Operations in Gaza Robert Turner in front of the inauguration plaque of Asma Prep Girls A&B school. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmed Awad
03 June 2015
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Gaza on 1 June to meet with refugee families and get a first-hand impression of the current situation in the Gaza Strip.
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Khaled Mohammed al-Jalous and his wife Etimad Shukri al-Jalous sign the undertaking for their new home in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project.  © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
03 June 2015
As part of its regular commitment to serving Palestine refugees in Gaza, UNRWA is allocating 449 newly-built housing units in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project to selected refugee families. As of 27 May,
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02 June 2015
US$ 744,000 in funding, available for the US$ 500 reintegration grant to replace lost households goods, will reach 1,488 refugee families across the Gaza Strip this week. They will receive assistance via cheque or access the payments through local banks.
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An UNRWA social worker assesses the household situation of a Palestine refugee in Gaza.© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
01 June 2015
On 31 May, UNRWA restarted poverty assessment home visits in Gaza after a year-long interruption, during which the Agency engaged in intensive efforts to improve the quality, fairness and speed of the process, which serves to determine eligibility for food assistance and other poverty-targeted services. During this...
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Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
30 May 2015
Gaza’s unemployment rate - at 43.9 per cent - is now the highest in the world, according to the latest World Bank economic update. Even more alarming is the situation of youth unemployment which soared to more than 60 percent by the end of 2014.
Emergency Reports
28 May 2015
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has announced a new SEK 40 million (US$ 4.8 million) contribution to the UNRWA Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory. The Emergency Appeal addresses the humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including...
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Additional 219 refugee families receive support from UNRWA
28 May 2015
More than US$ 282,500 in funding, available for cash assistance for rental subsidies, repair works and reintegration grants, will reach 219 refugee families across the Gaza Strip
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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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