Gaza

© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al Sarraj
22 December 2016
As part of its efforts to address the rising number of Palestine refugee students in UNRWA schools and to serve Sustainable Development Goal number eight, which calls for promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all, UNRWA has hired 600 support teachers under its Graduate...
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The Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Bo Schack, participated in the first session of an awareness-raising radio programme – focusing on topics such as early marriage, Gender-Based Violence, women’s rights and women’s economic empowerment – launched by the UNRWA communications with communities (CwC) team, in cooperation with the Gaza-based Alwan radio station. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
15 December 2016
December – 13 December 2016 | Issue 174 “I am happy with this ceremony that highlighted the human rights and values: the values that we all should enjoy and practice, the values that define our humanity.” Khadeja Al-Shareef, 12, UNRWA student. Read more here . Highlights To mark the sixty-eighth anniversary of the...
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The German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, and the Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Bo Schack, visited the Hashem Elementary Boys A&B School in Gaza City. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
11 December 2016
29 November – 6 December 2016 | Issue 173 “Education is the main tool to reduce early marriage in the community. The psychological impact of early marriage is something one can’t easily forget.” Hayat Mahmoud, lawyer in a Women’s Programme Centre. Read more here . Highlights UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre...
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Mr. Adrian Chadwick, OBE, Regional Director Middle East and North Africa at the British Council, visiting the UNRWA Asma Elementary Co-ed A School in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Sarraj
02 December 2016
UNRWA commenced the distribution of tarpaulin and nylon sheets as part of its emergency preparedness this winter
Emergency Reports
Shukri Ali is painting the door of his newly reconstructed house. Shukri’s family completed the reconstruction of their house with support from UNRWA. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj
28 November 2016
A few weeks ago, Shukri Ali’s family completed the reconstruction of their house with support from UNRWA and moved back to their old, still largely damaged neighbourhood
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SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, H.E. Eng. Yousef al-Bassam (second from right) shakes hands with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl after signing the agreements. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
28 November 2016
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development, has contributed US$ 67 million to UNRWA for projects to be implemented in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan. The three agreements were signed today by the SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, H.E. Eng. Yousef al-Bassam, and UNRWA Commissioner-...
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25 November 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse over US$ 1.6 million for reconstruction (US$ 1,218,296) and severe repair works (US$ 409,636) to a total of 219 refugee families across Gaza. The benefiting families were able to access their assistance through the local banks. Emergency shelter – including support for home repairs,...
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24 November 2016
In November 2016, UNRWA was able to pay the third quarter transitional shelter cash assistance to all displaced and eligible refugee families in Gaza, whose homes were severely damaged or totally destroyed and rendered uninhabitable during the 2014 conflict
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Displaced Palestine refugee Saleh Swidan is standing in front of his caravan in eastern Gaza City, where he has lived with his family since his home was totally destroyed in the 2014 conflict. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Sarraj
24 November 2016
UNRWA is in critical need of US$ 5.5 million to provide displaced refugee families in Gaza with the final rental subsidy payment for this year, without which they risk spending the winter in damaged, half-repaired homes or going deeply into debt to pay rent by themselves
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