UNRWA student Waed Yasin holds new school stationery she was given on Monday. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
17 February 2015
For 11-year-old Waed Yasin, a Palestine refugee from the Gaza Strip, life has never been simple. Waed has witnessed three wars in the past seven years and knows that every portion of food or item of clothing must be shared evenly between her and her nine siblings.
Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan (right) with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
16 February 2015
A high-level Irish delegation led by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, visited the Gaza Strip today to witness the destruction caused by last summer’s conflict and to see the impact of Irish support for the people of Gaza. During the visit, the Irish delegation saw firsthand the consequences of...
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“Gaza Gateway helps us to improve our skills. Young people do not have to travel away anymore to find opportunities,” Hanin, a 23 year old Project Associate with UNRWA’s Gaza Gateway. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
12 February 2015
UNRWA is piloting a new social enterprise, the Gaza Gateway, as part of an ongoing commitment to enhancing employment prospects for young Palestine refugees in Gaza. The initiative is designed to help young IT graduates gain work experience and employability training, and create new opportunities within the devastated...
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UNRWA teachers participating in explosive remnants of war Risk Education training at Remal Prep Boys A school, Gaza City. © UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwin
11 February 2015
More than 1,000 UNRWA teachers across the Gaza Strip have been trained to educate students about the dangers of explosive remnants of war (ERW) left behind from the July/August 2014 hostilities.
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© UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
12 February 2015
3 - 10 February 2014 | Issue 79 UNRWA is still in dire need of new funding to allow families to repair their homes and to provide ongoing rental subsidies, including to the thousands of families who have left UNRWA-run Collective Centres (CCs) and found alternative rental accommodation. A special photo essay depicting...
Emergency Reports
Al Ashqar family near their demolished house. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
05 February 2015
Eight-year-old Aseel Al Ashqar fiddles quietly with a worn, pink blanket she has laid on the floor of the empty new bedroom in downtown Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip; the room she now shares with her four siblings. The holes in the blanket, she explains, are a consequence of a bomb that also wiped out her family home during...
03 February 2015
A total of 9,503 families received shelter assistance packages today, Tuesday 3 February, after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia generously repurposed US$ 13.5 million initially pledged to UNRWA for reconstruction in the Gaza Strip. The Kingdom, through the Saudi Fund for Development, responded with flexibility, allowing...
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The surface of this road was dug up to allow access to water in Yarmouk. © UNRWA Photo by Rami Al-Sayyed
02 February 2015
Yarmouk is an extreme illustration of the deep, protracted suffering that many Palestine refugees in Syria endure. Yarmouk was once the bustling, prosperous heart of the Palestinian community in Syria; home to some 160,000 Palestine refugees and about a million Syrians. Today, about 18,000 are trapped in Yarmouk with...