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04 February 2016
The blockade on Gaza, now in its ninth year, and recurrent cycles of armed violence and conflict do not only affect the people of Gaza in physical and socio-economic terms, but also expose the population to high levels of psycho-social stress.
Emergency Reports
Members of the delegation from the Qatar Development Fund engage with UNRWA students during their visit to the UNRWA al-Fakhoora school in North Gaza on 2 February. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
03 February 2016
Following a generous donation of approximately US$ 4.6 million by the Qatar-based Al Fakhoora, a programme of Education Above All Foundation, to UNRWA to undertake maintenance and repair activities across 43 UNRWA schools in Gaza, a delegation from the Qatar Development Fund paid a visit to the UNRWA Al Fakhoora...
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Husseiniyeh, August 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
02 February 2016
UNRWA today appealed to donors for US$ 414 million to meet the critical humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria, which is now entering its sixth year. The Agency’s 2016 Emergency Appeal for the Syria Regional Crisis aims to support 450,000 Palestine refugees inside Syria, as well as...
Press Releases
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29 January 2016
19 January – 26 January | Issue 128 During the reporting week UNRWA commenced the distribution of Non-Food Items (NFIs) such as tarpaulin, blankets, mattresses, heaters and other items for displaced and other vulnerable Palestine refugees as part of the Agency’s annual winterization campaign, launched under the...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA sanitation staff pump water out of one of the affected houses in Shaboura refugee camp in Rafah. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
27 January 2016
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza has assisted approximately 500 Palestine refugee families with non-food items (NFIs) and nylon plastic sheets to help them cope with the heavy rainfall and cold during this week’s winter storm. No casualties or injuries have been reported, although it is...
Press Releases
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21 January 2016
12 January –19 January 2016 | Issue 127 During the reporting week, UNRWA launched its US$ 817 million emergency appeals for Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) – both contexts that continue to experience the relentless effects of conflict, occupation and blockade. In the oPt, Palestine refugees are...
Emergency Reports
Yarmouk camp. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Walla Masoud
14 January 2016
As UNRWA launches its US$ 817 million emergency appeals for Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), these contexts continue to experience the relentless effects of conflict, occupation and blockade
Press Releases
Bedouin children from Khan al-Ahmar, located on the periphery of Jerusalem near Jericho. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
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In the oPt, Palestine refugees are exposed to the lasting consequences of an occupation now approaching 50 years. In Gaza, a decade-long blockade and repeated cycles of conflict has rendered the majority of the population dependent on aid to meet basic needs. Unemployment rates in the small...

Husseiniyeh, August 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
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Palestine refugees have been among the worst affected by the bloodshed and destruction wrought by the conflict in Syria. The majority of the estimated 450,000 Palestine refugees remaining in Syria are displaced and 95 percent rely on UNRWA for assistance.

The Agency’s pre-existing...