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Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 77
11 August 2014
The period of this update has seen above-average food distribution in Yarmouk from 16 to 24 July, during which UNRWA distributed food parcels to 4,673 civilian families in Yarmouk. UNRWA remains deeply concerned about the desperate humanitarian situation in Yarmouk and appeals to all parties to do everything in their...
Emergency Reports
Gaza Situation Report 33
10 August 2014
The IDP numbers climbed from 166,527 to 238,097 IDPs in 90 UNRWA shelters, renewing concerns over the conditions in the schools which are not designed to provide for a long term shelter.
Emergency Reports
Gaza Situation Report 32
09 August 2014
With the resumption of hostilities, 238,097 IDPs are currently seeking a safe space in 90 UNRWA schools. A new shelter was opened in Maghazi.
Emergency Reports
Gaza Situation Report 31
08 August 2014
Palestinians flee homes as truce ends. Over 220,000 IDPs in 89 UNRWA shelters
Emergency Reports
Qatar sends help to Gaza through UNRWA
08 August 2014
The Government of Qatar has pledged $1 million to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) emergency assistance programme in the Gaza Strip. It has also chartered a cargo of food items and medical supplies for UNRWA to distribute in Gaza.
Press Releases
Gaza Situation Report 30
08 August 2014
The number of IDPs in UNRWA shelters has declined from a peak of almost 273,000 on the evening of 4 August to 171,240 displaced this morning 7 August
Emergency Reports
08 August 2014
The contribution will support UNRWA’s distribution of daily food rations as well as non-food items such as blankets, mattresses, hygiene kits, and diapers to all IDPs in UNRWA shelters. It will also enable UNRWA health centres to provide quality health care through provision of medicines.
Press Releases
Statement of the Commissioner-General to the UN General Assembly, on the situation in the Gaza Strip
07 August 2014
In excess of 1,800 people killed and 9,500 injured, many of them civilians. Up to 450,000 people displaced by the fighting or by instructions from the Israel Defence Forces. Of these, 270,000 were sheltered in 90 UNRWA schools throughout the Gaza Strip. This was over five times the number we had in UNRWA installations...
Official Statements