United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Mr. Nickolay Mladenov (right) in his first visit to Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
10 May 2015
“No human being who visits can remain untouched by the terrible devastation that one sees here in Gaza and as shocking as the devastation of the buildings might be the devastation of peoples’ livelihoods is 10 times more shocking,” said the new United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr...
Emergency Reports
© 2014 UNRWA photo
07 May 2015
US$ 9,800 in funding, available for cash assistance for transitional rental subsidies, will reach eleven families across the Gaza Strip this week. They will access the payments through local banks.
Press Releases
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...
05 May 2015
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness Jerusalem The head of the Israeli army during the summer war in Gaza has reportedly made the allegation that a weapon fired from an UNRWA school in Gaza killed an Israeli child in a kibbutz in southern Israel. This allegation was made by the Israeli Army in August 2014...
Official Statements
2015 UNRWA photo
01 May 2015
US$ 1.37 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through KfW Development Bank and the Japanese Government, available as first instalment for supporting home repairs of severe damages, will reach 388 refugee families across the Gaza Strip next week. They will...
Press Releases
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visiting an UNRWA school in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
30 April 2015
“Last year’s war in Gaza can’t be known as ‘The Third War’,” said the Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Robert Turner, during a press briefing in Brussels on 23 April. “It must be remembered as ‘The Last War’,”
Emergency Reports
A doctor measures the blood pressure of a patient in the Beit Hanoun co-ed ‘C’ Collective Centre. With the new donation received from Islamic Relief USA, UNRWA will be able to increase its provision of primary health care in collective centres. © 2015 UNRWA  Photo by Khalil Adwan.
28 April 2015
Since 2013, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) has donated US$ 12.6 million to support Palestine refugees in Gaza through UNRWA, enabling the Agency to run services ranging from the distribution of food packages to the provision of milk and snacks for UNRWA students or the disbursement of emergency non-food items such as...
Press Releases
©2015 UNRWA photo
23 April 2015
In a town hall meeting on 15 April in Deir El Balah refugee Camp, UNRWA announced the commencement of a new and innovative camp improvement pilot project.
Emergency Reports
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).
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl met with IR USA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Anwar Ahmed Khan on March 17, 2015 to thank IR USA for its recent contributions in response to the summer 2014 hostilities, totaling US$3 million. The meeting took place at the UNRWA Representative Office in Washington, D.C. March, 2015. © 2015 UNRWA photo by Sarah Lord
17 April 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl expressed sincere appreciation to Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) Chief Executive Officer Anwar Ahmed Khan on March 17 for their recent contributions totaling US$ 3 million. These funds will help improve the lives of Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip in the wake of the...
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