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Jihad Abu Mihaisen, a Palestine refugee woman, collecting stones from rubble to resell as a source of income for her family. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
04 July 2016
Out of desperation, 48-year-old Jihad, like many others, is earning an income by going through the rubble of damaged houses – a dire reminder of the devastating 2014 conflict
Features
© 2016 UNRWA Photo
03 July 2016
21 June – 28 June 2016 | issue 150 The United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, visited the Gaza Strip on 28 June, joined by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl as well as the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov. As part of his visit, he went to the UNRWA Zaitoun...
Emergency Reports
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Isabel De La Cruz
30 June 2016
The United States announced today a new contribution of nearly US$ 52 million in response to the UNRWA 2016 Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory
Press Releases
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23 June 2016
14 June – 21 June | issue 149 Under this year’s theme, Will You Stand #WithRefugees , 20 June marks World Refugee Day, commemorating the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees around the world. Today, there are approximately five million Palestine refugees, or 40 per cent of those in the world’s...
Emergency Reports
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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...
Emergency Reports
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
Press Releases
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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...
Emergency Reports
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
Press Releases
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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
Emergency Reports
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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...
Emergency Reports