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UNRWA teachers participating in explosive remnants of war Risk Education training at Remal Prep Boys A school, Gaza City. © UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwin
11 February 2015
More than 1,000 UNRWA teachers across the Gaza Strip have been trained to educate students about the dangers of explosive remnants of war (ERW) left behind from the July/August 2014 hostilities.
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© UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
12 February 2015
3 - 10 February 2014 | Issue 79 UNRWA is still in dire need of new funding to allow families to repair their homes and to provide ongoing rental subsidies, including to the thousands of families who have left UNRWA-run Collective Centres (CCs) and found alternative rental accommodation. A special photo essay depicting...
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Al Ashqar family near their demolished house. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
05 February 2015
Eight-year-old Aseel Al Ashqar fiddles quietly with a worn, pink blanket she has laid on the floor of the empty new bedroom in downtown Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip; the room she now shares with her four siblings. The holes in the blanket, she explains, are a consequence of a bomb that also wiped out her family home during...
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03 February 2015
A total of 9,503 families received shelter assistance packages today, Tuesday 3 February, after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia generously repurposed US$ 13.5 million initially pledged to UNRWA for reconstruction in the Gaza Strip. The Kingdom, through the Saudi Fund for Development, responded with flexibility, allowing...
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The surface of this road was dug up to allow access to water in Yarmouk. © UNRWA Photo by Rami Al-Sayyed
02 February 2015
Yarmouk is an extreme illustration of the deep, protracted suffering that many Palestine refugees in Syria endure. Yarmouk was once the bustling, prosperous heart of the Palestinian community in Syria; home to some 160,000 Palestine refugees and about a million Syrians. Today, about 18,000 are trapped in Yarmouk with...
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© UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
29 January 2015
UNRWA has been forced to suspend its cash assistance programme supporting repairs and providing rental subsidies to Palestine refugee families in Gaza. Some money does remain available to begin the reconstruction of totally destroyed homes.
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© UNRWA Photo
27 January 2015
UNRWA has been forced to suspend its cash assistance programme in Gaza to tens of thousands of people for repairs to damaged and destroyed homes and for rental subsidies to the homeless.
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© UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
22 January 2015
UNRWA spent its last available dollar on repairs and temporary shelter cash assistance, with no new funding pledged or in the bank. US$ 21.5 million in payments for repair and TSCA is ready to disburse to almost 16,000 families but cannot be made because of a lack of funds.
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21 January 2015
Some twenty diplomats from nine countries visited the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to better understand the very difficult situation facing thousands of Palestinians this winter, particularly those who were displaced by the hostilities this past summer. Led by the Humanitarian Coordinator of the occupied Palestinian...
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