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19 June 2016
7 June – 14 June 2016 | issue 148 The blockade on Gaza, which entered its tenth year in June 2016, in addition to recurrent armed violence and conflict, remains the principle cause of the socio-economic and psychosocial crisis in Gaza. But what does it mean to live under a blockade? During June 2016, UNRWA shares the...
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The contents of the Souhor food parcels distributed to Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip during Ramadan 2016, thanks to the generous contribution from Islamic Relief USA. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Mohamed El Hinawi
17 June 2016
Thanks to support form Islamic Relief USA, UNRWA distributed Suhour food parcels to almost 6,248 Palestine refugee families in Gaza with the beginning of Ramadan
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12 June 2016
31 May – 7 June 2016 | issue 147 The blockade on Gaza, now in its tenth year - aggravated by recurring conflict – continues to cause severe socio-economic and psychosocial distress for too many people in Gaza. Many feel hopeless with no visible prospect of a better, more secure future. To encourage community...
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10-year-old Sali Hwihi, one of the children who participated in an ERW awareness session in the UNRWA Beit Hanoun Elementary Co-ed A School in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
05 June 2016
More than 21 months after the 2014 conflict, people in the Gaza strip still face the risk of Explosive Remnants of War
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27 May 2016
On 23 May the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process welcomed the decision to resume the private import of cement into Gaza. The suspension of private cement imports through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism lasted for nearly 45 days
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22 May 2016
10 May - 17 May 2016 | Issue 144 On 15 May, the UNRWA Elderly Programme took the lead within the UNRWA Social Services Division (part of the Agency’s Relief and Social Services Programme (RSSP))to celebrate International Day of Families by organizing different recreational activities such as games for children, women...
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UNRWA Education in Emergencies Strategy Consultation Workshop in Amman, Jordan. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Eleonore Jones.
16 May 2016
Technical education experts from UNRWA came together last week in Amman to discuss the development of the Agency’s Education in Emergencies strategy
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13 May 2016
As previously reported by the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) on 4 April, Israel announced the suspension of private cement imports into Gaza through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM) following allegations that a substantial amount had been diverted from...
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12 May 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria on 11 and 12 May, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and government officials
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10 May 2016
UNRWA continued today with the disbursement of shelter cash assistance in Gaza. The funds are part of the German contribution for the repair and reconstruction of homes that have been rendered uninhabitable during the 2014 conflict.
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