Gaza

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...
Press Releases
32-year old Palestine refugee Fatima Al Sabti is collecting her assistance in the UNRWA Distribution Centre in East Gaza . © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Mohamed Yaghi
11 July 2016
With the support from Tkiyet Um Ali organization and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization for Relief and Development, UNRWA was able to distribute frozen meat to approximately 4,200 Palestine refugees across the Gaza Strip
Press Releases
26,238 Palestine refugees received hot meals – including cooked rice, chicken, yoghurt and dates - in Gaza during Ramadan due to the generous contribution from the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan  Foundation (KBZF). Photo Credit © UNRWA 2016. Photo by Mohammed Hinawi.
05 July 2016
On 24 and 25 of June during the holy month of Ramadan, UNRWA distributed 9,809 hot meals for a total of 26,557 impoverished Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip due to the generous support from the Emirates-based Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.
Press Releases
Jihad Abu Mihaisen, a Palestine refugee woman, collecting stones from rubble to resell as a source of income for her family. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
04 July 2016
Out of desperation, 48-year-old Jihad, like many others, is earning an income by going through the rubble of damaged houses – a dire reminder of the devastating 2014 conflict
Features
© 2016 UNRWA Photo
03 July 2016
21 June – 28 June 2016 | issue 150 The United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, visited the Gaza Strip on 28 June, joined by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl as well as the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov. As part of his visit, he went to the UNRWA Zaitoun...
Emergency Reports
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Isabel De La Cruz
30 June 2016
The United States announced today a new contribution of nearly US$ 52 million in response to the UNRWA 2016 Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory
Press Releases
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
28 June 2016
"I have personally witnessed the ravages of war and have been profoundly moved by the resilience and determination of the Palestinian people," Mr. Ban said
Official Statements
Artists are drawing murals on the walls of the UNRWA Gaza Field Office compound as part of the initiative of colouring the walls of the 270 UNRWA installations across the Gaza Strip. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
23 June 2016
Provided with temporary job opportunities, 140 artists colour the walls of UNRWA installations to add visual beauty to Gaza
Features
© 2016 UNRWA Photo
23 June 2016
14 June – 21 June | issue 149 Under this year’s theme, Will You Stand #WithRefugees , 20 June marks World Refugee Day, commemorating the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees around the world. Today, there are approximately five million Palestine refugees, or 40 per cent of those in the world’s...
Emergency Reports