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Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
25 August 2014
UNRWA staff in Gaza face the same danger and loss as the people they serve. Staff have lost colleagues, family and friends. They have had their homes destroyed and their lives devastated. Over the course of the military escalation, at least 475 children are reported to have been killed. One UNRWA staff member, Amjad...
Features
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
24 August 2014
UNRWA is currently sheltering 292,959 people, including about 75,000 school-aged children between 6 and 14, in 85 of its school in Gaza.
Emergency Reports
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
23 August 2014
IDP numbers on the rise. Currently 292,959 IDPs in 85 UNRWA schools.
Emergency Reports
UNRWA supports students’ right to an education in Gaza, despite ongoing conflict
23 August 2014
UNRWA will commence a three-phase back-to-school plan in war torn Gaza this week, to help students and teachers start to transition into a new school year. This three phase plan is being coordinated with the UNRWA HQ, the Ministry of Education and in close collaboration with other partners who are working to support...
Press Releases
Israel Retract False Allegation
23 August 2014
Israeli officials retracted this morning their earlier claim on Friday that the rocket that killed a four-year-old child in Southern Israel was launched from an UNRWA school in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli news reports that the rocket was launched from an UNRWA school were false. The same media outlets that rushed to...
Press Releases
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
22 August 2014
Another unprecedented record of displaced people in Gaza tonight: 292,489 IDPs are sheltered in 84 UNRWA schools.
Emergency Reports
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
21 August 2014
A resumption of hostilities between Hamas and Israel over the past 48 hours has placed even greater urgency on the need for continued support and protection of civilians in Gaza. As numbers in its shelters climb to almost 280,000, UNRWA remains extremely concerned about the current and ongoing humanitarian crisis that...
Press Releases
Gaza Situation Report 44
21 August 2014
The number of IDPs seeking refuge in UNRWA schools is unprecedented: 279,389 IDPs in 83 UNRWA schools
Emergency Reports
Battling a Water Crisis
21 August 2014
With no solution in sight for an end to the current conflict, UNRWA is doing what it can to meet the needs of Palestinians in Gaza. Since 13 July, internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been sheltering in UNRWA schools. The Agency continues to prioritize the health and safety of the displaced, including through the...
Features
Gaza Situation Report 43
20 August 2014
There has been dramatic increase in the numbers of displaced people in UNRWA shelters due to military escalation. As of August 20, 261,341 IDPs stayed in 82 UNRWA shelters.
Emergency Reports