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Naima Abu Abed and Fatima Slama during a food processing class in the UNRWA Gaza Training Centre. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
10 August 2015
At the beginning of July, 16 female over-aged students (those who have previously failed two or more years in school) started two-and-a-half month apprenticeships in private businesses across the Gaza Strip; prior to the apprenticeships, the girls had successfully completed a six-month vocational training in food...
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UNRWA staff members during a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Emergencies Training of Trainers session at the UNRWA Gaza Field Office. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
10 August 2015
To build UNRWA staff capacity in emergency preparedness, the UNRWA Collective Centre Management Unit (CCMU) organized a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Emergencies Training of Trainers (TOT) for 20 staff members of the Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme (ICIP), held on 27 and 28 July at the UNRWA...
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Palestine refugee girl being examined by a doctor at an UNRWA clinic in Rafah, Gaza Strip. © 2012 UNRWA Photo
08 August 2015
The infant mortality rate in Gaza has risen for the first time in five decades, according to an UNRWA study , and the Agency’s Health Director says the blockade may be contributing to the trend. Every five years, UNRWA conducts a survey of infant mortality across the region, and the 2013 results were released this...
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06 August 2015
28 – 4 August 2015 | issue 104 To further explain the dire financial situation of the Agency, UNRWA’s Deputy Commissioner-General, Sandra Mitchell, visited Gaza on 2 and 3 August to meet beneficiary representatives as well as UNRWA staff members and personnel, including the Local Staff Union. The Deputy Commissioner-...
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30 July 2015
On 26 July, UNRWA held an extraordinary session of its Advisory Commission (AdCom) to discuss the Agency’s most devastating financial crisis since its establishment.
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Al-Khair Foundation signs MoU with UN Agency for Palestine refugees. © 2012 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan.
28 July 2015
In line with its commitment to improving the lives of the poor, Al-Khair Foundation (AKF), the third largest Muslim charity in the United Kingdom, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
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“In this house, we can invite guests and offer them tea,” said Nabil Abu Musa about his family’s new home in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project. Nabil co-signed the undertaking together with Fatheia (left) and Khadra (right), his two wives. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
27 July 2015
The Musa family moved into their new home in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project a few weeks ago, after years of living in unhealthy and cramped housing conditions. As soon as they were informed by UNRWA about their new housing option, Nabil Abu Musa and his two wives, Fatheia and Khadra, visited the nearest UNRWA...
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23 July 2015
14 - 21 July 2015 | Issue 102 The Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders visited Gaza on 15 July to get a first-hand impression of the current situation in the Gaza Strip. The delegation visited an UNRWA Health Centre in Rafah, southern Gaza. The Foreign minister met with UNRWA Interim Director of Operations, Christer...
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Young fishermen are receiving short-term vocational training courses at UNRWA Gaza Training Centre. © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Khalil Adwan
22 July 2015
As a result of the blockade and related access restrictions 3,000 fishermen in Gaza do not have access to 85 per cent of the maritime areas agreed in the 1995 Oslo Accords. This has strongly reduced the fish catch in Gaza, once a principal part of the Gaza diet, and affected the livelihoods of fishermen. UNRWA...
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Members of a community-based organization are preparing the distribution of hot meals for poor refugees in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Awad
16 July 2015
From 12 to 14 July, many poor families in the Gaza Strip received daily hot meals through UNRWA thanks to the generous donation from the UAE-based Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF). The donation covered the costs of over 9,550 hot meals that have reached approximately 28,670 abject poor individuals who did...
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