Gaza

Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
21 August 2014
A resumption of hostilities between Hamas and Israel over the past 48 hours has placed even greater urgency on the need for continued support and protection of civilians in Gaza. As numbers in its shelters climb to almost 280,000, UNRWA remains extremely concerned about the current and ongoing humanitarian crisis that...
Press Releases
Gaza Situation Report 44
21 August 2014
The number of IDPs seeking refuge in UNRWA schools is unprecedented: 279,389 IDPs in 83 UNRWA schools
Emergency Reports
Battling a Water Crisis
21 August 2014
With no solution in sight for an end to the current conflict, UNRWA is doing what it can to meet the needs of Palestinians in Gaza. Since 13 July, internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been sheltering in UNRWA schools. The Agency continues to prioritize the health and safety of the displaced, including through the...
Features
Gaza Situation Report 43
20 August 2014
There has been dramatic increase in the numbers of displaced people in UNRWA shelters due to military escalation. As of August 20, 261,341 IDPs stayed in 82 UNRWA shelters.
Emergency Reports
Gaza Situation Report 42
19 August 2014
Over 238,000 IDPs are sheltered in 81 UNRWA schools.
Emergency Reports
Additional Vital Assistance from the Ruler of Dubai Coordinated by the International Humanitarian City to Conflict-Affected Palestinians in Gaza
19 August 2014
Amman The last of a total of 24 aid airlifts from Dubai, generously funded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, landed today at Marka International Airport in Amman. The humanitarian airlift operation which started on 21 July...
Press Releases
Riyad El-Lulu is responsible for UNRWA’s food distribution center in Nuseirat, one of the Agency’s 12 centers in the Gaza Strip.
19 August 2014
With the economy effectively destroyed through the blockade, the number of Palestine refugees coming to UNRWA for food aid has increased from less than 80,000 in 2000 to over 830,000 today. Throughout the current military escalation, staff safety, closure of distribution centers and lack of access to UNRWA warehouses...
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On World Humanitarian Day, UNRWA Honours Courageous Staff Members in Gaza
19 August 2014
Over 12,000 UNRWA staff serve 1.2 million refugees in the Gaza Strip. This World Humanitarian Day falls at a particularly fitting time to honour their unwavering courage in the face of a devastating military offensive on the Gaza Strip. Since the declaration of an emergency on 7 July, UNRWA has lost eleven colleagues...
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Gaza Crisis: A Closer Look at Israeli Strikes on UNRWA Schools
19 August 2014
Raya Jalabi, Tom McCarthy and Nadja Popovich for the Gaurdian. UN-run schools acting as civilian shelters have been hit seven times during Israel’s Gaza offensive. We catalogue them in detail.
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Psychosocial Support in UNRWA Shelters
19 August 2014
In Gaza, implementation of psychosocial support is one of the priorities of the UNRWA emergency response. Families seeking refuge in UNRWA shelters have experienced multiple traumas. They have fled or lost their homes, many have had family members killed and everyone in Gaza has experienced intense fear and disruption...
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