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Gaza Situation Report 30
08 August 2014
The number of IDPs in UNRWA shelters has declined from a peak of almost 273,000 on the evening of 4 August to 171,240 displaced this morning 7 August
Emergency Reports
08 August 2014
The contribution will support UNRWA’s distribution of daily food rations as well as non-food items such as blankets, mattresses, hygiene kits, and diapers to all IDPs in UNRWA shelters. It will also enable UNRWA health centres to provide quality health care through provision of medicines.
Press Releases
Statement of the Commissioner-General to the UN General Assembly, on the situation in the Gaza Strip
07 August 2014
In excess of 1,800 people killed and 9,500 injured, many of them civilians. Up to 450,000 people displaced by the fighting or by instructions from the Israel Defence Forces. Of these, 270,000 were sheltered in 90 UNRWA schools throughout the Gaza Strip. This was over five times the number we had in UNRWA installations...
Official Statements
Gaza Situation Report 29
06 August 2014
There are at least 187,000 displaced Palestinians in 90 UNRWA shelters. The numbers remain fluid, with displaced reportedly returning to the UNRWA shelters after having visited their homes to get personal items. Some return to the UNRWA shelters as they have nothing to eat, or come back if they find their homes...
Emergency Reports
Gaza Situation Report 28
05 August 2014
The ceasefire is holding. IDPs are leaving the UNRWA shelters, at least temporarily.
Emergency Reports
No Sanctuary in Gaza
05 August 2014
The UNRWA Jabalia Elementary Girls School was supposed to be a sanctuary. When he and his family of 10, most of them children, fled their home in Beit Lahiya, Ahmad Ramadan Ghaban thought they had reached a place where they would be protected from the violence and chaos engulfing the Gaza Strip. The UNRWA school may...
Features
Gaza Situation Report 27
04 August 2014
UNRWA strongly condemns the Israeli missile strike next to an UNRWA shelter in Rafah, killing nine people, including five children aged 3 to 15 who sought refuge in the school
Emergency Reports
Palestine Refugees Pass the Test
04 August 2014
For Palestine refugees in Syria, the national ninth-grade exams, held in June, were an important opportunity and an immense challenge. And yet despite three years of conflict – in which thousands have been displaced and several schools damaged or closed; in which the residents of Yarmouk camp suffered months of siege...
Features
Gaza Situation Report 26
03 August 2014
The total number of displaced is estimated at 475,000, with almost 260,000 of the displaced sheltered in 90 UNRWA schools.
Emergency Reports
UNRWA Condemns Israeli Strike Next to UNRWA School Killing Civilians
03 August 2014
This morning at about 1045 Gaza time there was an Israeli missile strike adjacent to the main gate of the UNRWA Boys’ Prep School ‘A’ in the town of Rafah, in southern Gaza. We believe as many as nine people were killed, including an UNRWA guard, and 27 were injured. Almost three thousand people had registered at the...
Official Statements