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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Orthodox scouting performing the Palestinian anthem during the opening ceremony of UNRWA 2016 Summer fun weeks at Al Zaitoun preparatory girls school (B) Photo credit: © UNRWA Gaza 2016. Photo by Tamer Hamam.
25 July 2016
Under the slogan “let the fun begin, a light of hope amid despair” UNRWA celebrated the opening ceremony of its Summer Fun Weeks (SFWs) for 2016 on Saturday, the 23rd of July
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24 July 2016
12 July – 19 July 2016 | issue 153 “Let’s remember that we were born innocent in an occupied country. Some of us lose their lives, some get injured, some lose their parents or relatives. Experiencing three devastating wars is enough to understand what is happening here. Despite all of that, I struggled hard with...
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CMHP trainees during a discussion about how to combat stereotypes about children with disabilities. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
19 July 2016
To build staff capacity and skills, the UNRWA Community Mental Health Programme organized a training of trainers on the Supporting Children with Disabilities manual for 30 mental health supervisors and assistant supervisors
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Deputy Commissioner-General of UNRWA Sandra Mitchel speaks at the opening ceremony of the trade fair. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Sarraj
19 July 2016
The Microfinance Department in Gaza organized its first trade fair to display the products and services from small and microenterprises run by Palestinians benefitting from UNRWA Microfinance loans
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Fisherman Amjad al-Shirafi is preparing his boat at the Gaza seaport. “All I wish is to live my life with my family in dignity and to be able to sail like other fishermen in the world,” he said. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
19 July 2016
Fishing and fishing-related activities have traditionally supported the livelihoods of thousands of families across the Gaza Strip. However, over the past nine years, the ability of people to gain a living from this sector has been severely undermined as a result of fishing access limits imposed by the Israeli...
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17 July 2016
28 June – 12 July 2016 | issue 151-152 8 July 2016 marked two years since the commencement of the 2014 conflict in Gaza. As a reminder of the continuing dire situation, and in line with the two-year anniversary of the escalation of hostilities, UNRWA created an infographic fact sheet summarizing the impact of the 2014...
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14 July 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse over US$ 4.3 million for the second quarter of transitional shelter cash assistance (TSCA, rental subsidy payments). The funds will reach a total of 6,843 families across the Gaza Strip; they will be able to access their assistance next week. Emergency shelter – including support for home...
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