emergency

28 November 2014
East Jerusalem The Azerbaijan International Development Agency had donated US$ 632,000 to UNRWA to provide urgently needed emergency relief assistance to Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip. The donation comes in response to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Flash Appeal to support those impacted...
Press Releases
Children crossing a flooded street in Gaza City
27 November 2014
UNRWA has declared an Emergency in Gaza City, following extreme weather and severe flooding over the past 48 hours. No casualties or injuries have been reported, however hundreds of residents in the flooded areas around the Sheikh Radwan storm water lagoon have evacuated their homes. One UNRWA school and an UNRWA...
Press Releases
UNRWA students walking to school in Gaza
27 November 2014
As of 25 November, 15,726 families benefited from cash support to undertake self-help shelter repairs and, if their homes are uninhabitable, from transitional shelter cash assistance.
Emergency Reports
25 November 2014
Hikma Pharmaceuticals, the leading pharmaceuticals company in Jordan, is donating over 200,000 bottles of the antibiotic Amoxicillin, in addition to the cardiovascular medications Amlodipine and Blopress, to help Palestinians in the Gaza strip who were affected by the July-August conflict in Gaza. Donations were made...
Press Releases
Gaza Situation Report 70
20 November 2014
UNRWA remains extremely concerned about the slow pace of reconstruction and its ability to continue transitional shelter cash assistance and the shelter repair & reconstruction programme through 2015.
Emergency Reports
Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 81
18 November 2014
16-31 October 2014 | Issue 81 Highlights On 28 October, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl addressed a conference in Berlin on the Syrian refugee situation, hosted by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In his address, Mr. Krähenbühl emphasized the unique vulnerability of Palestine refugees in Syria and...
Emergency Reports
13 November 2014
The Agency for Cooperation for Development of the Basque Country has donated EUR 200,000 (US$ 257,000) to the UNRWA Syria Response Plan, contributing to UNRWA food distributions to Palestine refugees left devastated by the conflict in Syria. This generous funding will benefit approximately 7,700 Palestine refugee...
Press Releases
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
13 November 2014
18 UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as Collective Centres for approximately 27,163 internally displaced persons (IDPs)
Emergency Reports
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
06 November 2014
28 October – 04 November | Issue 68 Highlights 18 UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as Collective Centres for approximately 30,073 internally displaced persons (IDPs). Both Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings – Gaza’s main people and commercial crossings respectively – were closed by Israel. This action effectively...
Emergency Reports