Gaza

© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
26 February 2015
Japan has announced a new US$ 32.2 million contribution to UNRWA. The donation will support urgent relief and recovery needs in Gaza, emergency assistance for Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria, and the continuation of essential UNRWA services in the occupied Palestinian territory, Lebanon, Syria and...
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Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Robert Turner, and EU Representative, John Gatt-Rutter sign the agreement of the European Union’s new EUR5 million (US$ 5.7 million) contribution to UNRWA’s Job Creation Programme in the Gaza Strip. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
24 February 2015
The European Union (EU) has announced a new EUR 5 million (US$ 5.7 million) contribution to the UNRWA Job Creation Programme in the Gaza Strip.
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Jibril, left, lost two of his four grandchildren to hypothermia in the storms last month. The family now live in a tiny plastic-covered wooden structure in Beit Hanoun with a blanket for a door. Photograph by Belal Hasna
24 February 2015
Baby Salma died of hypothermia at just 40 days old. Her body was drenched with freezing rainwater. It was frozen “like ice-cream”. Gaza was hit by a severe winter storm called “Huda” in January. Salma was its youngest victim.
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© UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
19 February 2015
UNRWA last month was forced to suspend its cash assistance programme supporting repairs and providing rental subsidies to Palestine refugee families in Gaza
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UNRWA student Waed Yasin holds new school stationery she was given on Monday. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
17 February 2015
For 11-year-old Waed Yasin, a Palestine refugee from the Gaza Strip, life has never been simple. Waed has witnessed three wars in the past seven years and knows that every portion of food or item of clothing must be shared evenly between her and her nine siblings.
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Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan (right) with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
16 February 2015
A high-level Irish delegation led by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, visited the Gaza Strip today to witness the destruction caused by last summer’s conflict and to see the impact of Irish support for the people of Gaza. During the visit, the Irish delegation saw firsthand the consequences of...
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Scott Anderson, Deputy Director of Operations for UNRWA in Gaza (left), shakes hands with Marcio Barbosa, Chief Executive Officer, Education Above All Foundation. © UNRWA
16 February 2015
During a press conference which took place Sunday at Al Shaqab in Doha, Education Above All’s Al Fakhoora programme signed agreements with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) for reconstruction,...
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“Gaza Gateway helps us to improve our skills. Young people do not have to travel away anymore to find opportunities,” Hanin, a 23 year old Project Associate with UNRWA’s Gaza Gateway. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
12 February 2015
UNRWA is piloting a new social enterprise, the Gaza Gateway, as part of an ongoing commitment to enhancing employment prospects for young Palestine refugees in Gaza. The initiative is designed to help young IT graduates gain work experience and employability training, and create new opportunities within the devastated...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) and The Vice President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Doo Jung Soo shake hands after the signing of an agreement to support the “Gaza Gateway”, a social enterprise for outsourcing employment. © UNRWA Photo
12 February 2015
The Vice President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Doo Jung Soo and UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl signed a contribution agreement on 11 February 2015 to support the “Gaza Gateway”, a social enterprise for outsourcing employment. The three-year contribution of US$ 1.3 million (...
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UNRWA teachers participating in explosive remnants of war Risk Education training at Remal Prep Boys A school, Gaza City. © UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwin
11 February 2015
More than 1,000 UNRWA teachers across the Gaza Strip have been trained to educate students about the dangers of explosive remnants of war (ERW) left behind from the July/August 2014 hostilities.
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