Thirty-six-year-old Heyam Farahat holding her son, 6-year-old Ali, in their home in Rafah, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
16 June 2016
The blockade on the Gaza Strip has entailed a tight control over all aspects of life since 2007, severely restricting the movement of goods, as well as people. This lack of freedom of movement impacts the Palestinians’ right to enjoy the highest standards of human rights and development, including the right to medical...
Lawyers, hired through the UNRWA Job-Creation Programme, discuss with Fadwa her case in the legal unit of the UNRWA Women Programme Centre in Nuseirat camp, central Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
13 June 2016
Legal units in UNRWA Women Programme Centres in Gaza strengthen women’s access to justice
Press Releases
© 2016 UNRWA Photo
12 June 2016
31 May – 7 June 2016 | issue 147 The blockade on Gaza, now in its tenth year - aggravated by recurring conflict – continues to cause severe socio-economic and psychosocial distress for too many people in Gaza. Many feel hopeless with no visible prospect of a better, more secure future. To encourage community...
Emergency Reports
The team of women who implemented the “Your Life Is Important to Us” initiative with the UNRWA Gender Initiative coordinator during the closing ceremony © UNRWA, 2016, photo by Mohamed Yaghi.
08 June 2016
On 25May 2016, the UNRWA Gender Initiative Programme (GIP) organized a closing ceremony for its Gender Based Violence(GBV) initiative “Your Life Is Important to Us” at the Moonlight Hall in Gaza city. Approximately 300 community members, including representatives from local organizations, attended the closing event.
Press Releases
10-year-old Sali Hwihi, one of the children who participated in an ERW awareness session in the UNRWA Beit Hanoun Elementary Co-ed A School in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
05 June 2016
More than 21 months after the 2014 conflict, people in the Gaza strip still face the risk of Explosive Remnants of War
Press Releases
Installation of the new generator at UNRWA Beit Hanoun Co-ed A and D Elementary School. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
30 May 2016
Thanks to a generous contribution from Qatar-based Al Fakhoora, 43 UNRWA schools across the Gaza Strip will receive new electric generators
Press Releases
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27 May 2016
On 23 May the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process welcomed the decision to resume the private import of cement into Gaza. The suspension of private cement imports through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism lasted for nearly 45 days
Emergency Reports
26 May 2016
Statement attributable to UNRWA Spokesperson Chris Gunness Several media outlets have reported that UNRWA intends to close its headquarters in Gaza. These reports are false. UNRWA HQ Gaza is not closing. The Agency affirms categorically that there are no plans to do so and staff are not being let go. UNRWA is fully...
Official Statements
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22 May 2016
10 May - 17 May 2016 | Issue 144 On 15 May, the UNRWA Elderly Programme took the lead within the UNRWA Social Services Division (part of the Agency’s Relief and Social Services Programme (RSSP))to celebrate International Day of Families by organizing different recreational activities such as games for children, women...
Emergency Reports