Gaza Strip

Statement by the UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
24 July 2014
The scenes of carnage and human suffering that we witnessed today at our elementary school in Beit Hanoun were so appalling and intolerable, that it is difficult to find the words to convey adequately my indignation. As has happened so many times in this pitiless conflict, civilians are paying the highest price of the...
Official Statements
Gaza Situation Report 16
24 July 2014
The number of displaced people in UNRWA schools now exceeds 141,338 in 83 schools.
Emergency Reports
Gaza Situation Report 15
23 July 2014
The number of displaced people in UNRWA schools now exceeds 117,468 in 77 schools.
Emergency Reports
Gaza Situation Report 14
22 July 2014
The number of displaced people in UNRWA schools now exceeds 118,300 in 69 schools.
Emergency Reports
Over 100,000 Displaced: UNRWA Appeals for Support
22 July 2014
As the violence engulfing Gaza enters its third week, Palestinians throughout the small coastal territory are being affected in ever-growing numbers. The ground offensive launched by the Israeli military only compounds the destruction and suffering already caused by shelling from land, air and sea. With hundreds dead...
Press Releases
UNRWA strongly condemns shelling of a school in Gaza sheltering civilians and calls for an investigation
22 July 2014
East Jerusalem UNRWA condemns in the strongest possible terms the shelling of one of its schools in the central area of Gaza which was sheltering hundreds of Palestinians displaced by the current fighting. At approximately 1655 hours yesterday, UNRWA’s Maghazi Preparatory Girls School, in the Maghazi refugee camp,...
Press Releases
UNRWA CONDEMNs PLACEMENT OF ROCKETS, for a second time, IN one of its SCHOOLs
22 July 2014
Today, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip. As soon as the rockets were discovered, UNRWA staff was withdrawn from the premises, and so we are unable to confirm the precise number of rockets. The school is situated between two...
Press Releases
Gaza Situation Report
21 July 2014
The number of displaced people in UNRWA schools now exceeds 102,788 in 69 schools.
Emergency Reports
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ISRAEL CHANNEL TWO RETRACTS FALSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST UNRWA
20 July 2014
Israel’s highest-rating TV news network, Channel Two, has retracted false and damaging allegations that an UNRWA ambulance was used to transport militants in Gaza on the night of 19 July 2014. The false report by Channel Two’s military affairs correspondent was pulled after UNRWA presented incontrovertible evidence...
Press Releases