Gaza

Twenty-year old Fares Sani is measuring window glass before cutting it, in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan‬
19 June 2015
The UNRWA Maintenance Office in Jabalia, northern Gaza, is full of old blue UNRWA school doors waiting for a makeover, piles of window glass, large white paint buckets, and other material necessary to keep UNRWA facilities in good working condition. Standing amid the material are two 20-year-old Palestine refugees -...
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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) team member Mohammed Atallah shares his experience with other Collective Centre Management Unit staff during a training on ‘lessons learned‘ held on 26 April in Gaza City. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
06 May 2015
“The most important output from this training is to find and discuss the most successful approaches in the management of UNRWA Collective Centres,” said Ansa Masaud, head of the UNRWA Collective Centres Management Unit (CCMU) at the beginning of a ‘lessons learned’ event held on 26 April for 25 UNRWA staff members in...
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Staff members of Community Based Organizations in Khan Younis actively participate in a ‘Training of Trainers’ workshop offered by the UNRWA Gender Initiative with funds from BMZ Germany. Photo credit: © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Ahmed Al Maqadama.
23 April 2015
UNRWA has entered the final phase of an early recovery project called ‘Assistance to Support Education, Health and Gender in the Transition from Emergency to Development’, generously funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ).
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UNRWA students in Gaza receive school supplies. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
30 August 2016
On 28 August, 263,229 students returned to 267 UNRWA schools in Gaza. Returning students received free school supplies, including Arabic and English exercise books, pens and pencils
Press Releases
A JCP beneficiary is repairing fishing nets at the Gaza sea port. © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
28 August 2016
Through its Job Creation Programme, UNRWA addresses the dire economic prospects in the Gaza Strip and provides a source of income, dignity, self-respect and self-reliance for Palestine refugee families
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A group of children enjoying their time at Sharm Park, during the recreational trips organized by the UNRWA Relief and Social Services Programme in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
29 August 2016
UNRWA organized recreational trips for a total of 1,000 vulnerable children from the Gaza Strip, with support from Islamic Relief USA
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Osama al-Sirsawi sits in front of his rented home with his child in Gaza City. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Saraj
26 August 2016
Between 7 July and 26 August 2014, the Gaza Strip experienced the deadliest and most devastating round of hostilities since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967; two years on, most people and institutions are still struggling to cope with their immense losses, reports the Office for the Coordination of...
Features
26 August 2016
The circumstances around the incident raise serious questions about the conduct of military operations in relation to obligations under international humanitarian law and respect for the inviolability and sanctity of United Nations premises under international law
Official Statements
© 2016 UNRWA Photo
25 August 2016
16 August – 23 August 2016 | Issue 158 “I was rising and growing, but now the time came to fall down and present myself to the world. I am very excited; I wonder, am I soft and does everyone love me? My grandmother told me that all the people on the ground will love me. I am a drop of water.” From the story “I am a...
Emergency Reports