Gaza

SPECIAL FEATURE: 26 August, the first anniversary of the ceasefire after 50 days of conflict
27 August 2015
18 August – 25 August | issue 107 SPECIAL FEATURE: 26 August, the first anniversary of the ceasefire after 50 days of conflict I have seen too much war and suffering in my life. The last conflict was the worst of them all. I hope one day I will have a home again. Mohia El Goula, January 2015 26 August marks one year...
Emergency Reports
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19 August 2015
STATEMENT BY UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL PIERRE KRÄHENBÜHL ON THE 2015/16 SCHOOL YEAR I am pleased to declare the 2015/16 UNRWA school year open. Students will return to school according to plan in Palestine on 24 August, in Jordan on 1 September, in Lebanon on 7 September and in Syria on 13 September. I have taken...
Official Statements
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20 August 2015
8,086 teachers (2,831 males and 5,255 females) in Gaza returned to 257 UNRWA schools on Monday, 17 August. This followed their summer 2015 vacation period, which commenced on 7 June. School principals and teachers typically start the semester in schools a week before students return, to finalize administrative work...
Emergency Reports
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in video call with children in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
14 August 2015
4 August – 11 August | Issue 105 The infant mortality rate in Gaza has risen for the first time in five decades, according to an UNRWA study released this week.. The number of babies dying before the age of one had consistently decreased over recent decades in Gaza, from 127 per 1,000 live births in 1960 to 20.2 in...
Emergency Reports
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...
Features
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...
Press Releases
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...
Press Releases
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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-...
Emergency Reports
Youth gathered to participate and input ideas through a focus group meeting regarding camp improvement priorities. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
05 August 2015
Eleven young men between the ages of 16 and 22 have gathered around a long wooden table in the UNRWA Camp Improvement Project office in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza
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