Gaza Strip

09 July 2014
Due to the escalation in violence over the past 24 hours, UNRWA has declared an emergency in all five areas of the Gaza Strip and is closely monitoring the situation. The priority for the Agency continues to be its regular operations, however, urgent funding needs persist.
Emergency Reports
20 June 2014
The Government of the Netherlands has contributed US$ 1.97 million to support the UNRWA emergency assistance programme in the Gaza Strip. This contribution is vital to improving living conditions in the coastal strip, where the population faces a continued downward spiral as a result of the blockade imposed on it for...
Press Releases
Food Insecurity in Palestine Remains High
03 June 2014
Joint press release by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the World Food Programme (WFP) Food insecurity in Palestine remains at very high levels, with a third...
Press Releases
3rd Annual Gaza 5K in Washington
05 May 2014
American Friends of UNRWA Organizes Third Annual Gaza Solidarity 5K in Washington, DC American Friends of UNRWA (UNRWA USA) invites its donors and supporters to participate in its third annual Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run on 17 May 2014 at Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. The Gaza 5K is a fun, family-friendly event...
Press Releases
Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl Calls for End to Blockade of Gaza
17 April 2014
The first official visit to the Gaza Strip by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has received high-profile coverage in local, regional and international media.
Official Statements
A Sweeter Future
09 April 2014
A deformed leg, a failing thyroid gland and kidney disease were not enough to hold Alla Jarghoun down. Her illness may have forced her to withdraw from school, but she wasn’t willing to give up
Features
From Gaza to Mount Kilimanjaro
04 April 2014
At the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Motasem Abu Karsh, a Palestine refugee from Gaza’s Amer neighbourhood, raised the flag of Palestine to fly in the sky above Africa. For this 16-year-old, it was a particularly sweet victory. To reach the top of the mountain, Motasem had to overcome not just the everyday challenges...
Features
24 March 2014
The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi, laid the cornerstone today for an innovative project to construct an environmentally friendly, zero-emission ‘green school’ in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. The project has come about after intensive work by the Agency’s engineers in...
Press Releases