The Zaza family was able to reconstruct their home, destroyed in the 2014 summer conflict, with support from UNRWA. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
21 October 2015
More than one year after the devastating conflict, the Zaza refugee family is the first in Gaza to complete the reconstruction of their totally demolished home, with support from UNRWA
© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
15 October 2015
In response to the violence and fear that have taken hold in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel, UNRWA issued a statement by spokesperson Chris Gunness. The Agency is deeply alarmed by the escalating violence and widespread loss of civilian life and the statement calls for...
Emergency Reports
Palestine refugees receive food assistance in the Tofah Distribution Centre in eastern Gaza City as part of the second (July – September 2015) of four annual rounds of UNRWA food assistance, generously supported by the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). In total, 7,499 refugee families (42,519 individuals) have received food assistance thanks to the OFID contribution. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
13 October 2015
The OPEC Fund for International Development has responded to the UNRWA Emergency Appeal with a contribution of US$ 600,000 to support UNRWA emergency food distribution in Gaza
Press Releases
Suheir al-Khaldi teaches Arabic at the UNRWA Preparatory A School in Nuseirat, central Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
09 October 2015
To mark and celebrate the UNESCO-led annual World Teachers’ Day (WTD) on 5 October, under the international slogan ‘Empowering Teachers, Building Sustainable Societies – Mobilizing for a Roadmap 2030 for Teachers’ UNRWA produced a short documentary film to showcase the role of teachers in society and in providing...
Emergency Reports
© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
02 October 2015
On 22 September 2015, the Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Bo Schack, addressed the European Parliament Sub-Committee on Human Rights through a video conference call to brief them on the situation in Gaza. During the call, Mr. Schack stressed the human consequences of the blockade and its effect on daily life...
Emergency Reports
Samples of heating systems based on solar energy produced by students from the UNRWA Gaza Training Centre, August 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
23 September 2015
Four 16- to 18-year-old refugee students from the UNRWA Gaza Training Centre (GTC) have successfully developed three different samples of solar heating units that will soon provide affordable, safe and environmentally friendly heating solutions for internally displaced Palestinian (IDP) families still living in...
Rasha Abu Safieh, manager of the Gaza Gateway team, which played an important role in the development of the software for the Poverty Assessment System (PAS). © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
18 September 2015
Within the reform process for its Poverty Assessment System (PAS) in Gaza, UNRWA has developed tablet-based software that can be considered the next generation of survey technology worldwide
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl meets the seven child actors of the SOS-film “Message in a Bottle”, produced by UNRWA TV in June 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
18 September 2015
On 9 and 10 September 2015, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited the Gaza Strip to reach out to UNRWA staff members, the Palestine refugee community, local media and the Gaza civil society.
Emergency Reports
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11 September 2015
1 September - 8 September 2015 | Issue 109 With the 2015/2016 school year now underway, UNRWA school attendance rates have steadily normalized, growing from around 75 per cent at the beginning of the school year to a current attendance rate of 96 per cent. UNRWA runs a total of 257 schools in Gaza. At the start of the...
Emergency Reports
Women on a carnation farm in Rafah, employed through the UNRWA Job Creation Programme, bundle flowers destined for the local Gaza market. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
10 September 2015
In a big wide tent on a carnation farm in Rafah, southern Gaza, around 15 women are sitting at a large table piled with purple, dark red and yellow-white flowers; quietly and with concentration, they bundle them into decorative bouquets, wrapped into shiny see-through plastic paper. The women, hired through the UNRWA...