Gaza

Statement of the Commissioner-General on the opening of the school year in Gaza
14 September 2014
As we start the school year, let us first join together in honoring the memory of the 500 children killed during the conflict - an average of ten a day. Let us remember and honor the 3,000 injured children, of which the UN believes 1,000 will have some form of physical disability for the rest of their lives. The...
Official Statements
Gaza Situation Report 59
11 September 2014
26 UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as Collective Centres for more than 65,700 internally displaced persons. The number of the internally displaced people in UNRWA schools remains higher than the number sheltered during the peak of the hostilities from 27 December 2008 to 19 January 2009.
Emergency Reports
Fact Sheet: Shelter Assessments and Assistance Packages
11 September 2014
Shelter Assessments As part of their continued assistance to Palestinian families in Gaza, the National Consensus Government’s Ministry of Public Works, in partnership with UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency) and UNDP (the United Nations Development Programme) have commenced joint shelter assessments of...
Official Statements
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
09 September 2014
Since the beginning of August, UNRWA has been rolling out a hygiene and water campaign in its shelters in Gaza. The campaign is designed to help displaced persons take responsibility for promoting clean shelters, in order to prevent a large scale outbreak of diseases, such as water-borne infections as well as lice and...
Features
Wafa Nassman of UNRWA’s Logistics Team is making sure that aid gets to those who need it most.
09 September 2014
Coordinating more than 30 truckloads of vital supplies is all in a day’s work for Wafa Nassman and her colleagues. As a logistics assistant with UNRWA in Gaza, Wafa has expanded her usual role and responsibilities to facilitate customs requirements, navigate border crossings and help coordinate the distribution of...
Features
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
08 September 2014
29 UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as collective centers for over 63,000 displaced people.
Emergency Reports
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
08 September 2014
In first major policy address since the ceasefire announced on 26 August, Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, asked the Council of Foreign Ministers of the League of Arab States for US$ 47 million for Gaza Recovery, 7 September 2014
Official Statements
Gaza Situation Report 57
05 September 2014
31 UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as collective centres, sheltering 59,728 displaced people.
Emergency Reports
 UNRWA and Coalition of Muslim Relief Organizations Sign Cooperative Agreement for Work in Gaza
04 September 2014
Five Muslim relief organisations working in a coalition to support the recovery of the Gaza Strip are contributing US$ 500,000 to UNRWA for humanitarian assistance. The agreement was signed by Islamic Help CEO Saif Ahmad, United Muslim Relief president and CEO Dr. Abed Ayoub, Baitulmaal Executive Director Suleiman...
Press Releases
UNRWA Archives
04 September 2014
As the people of Gaza emerge from 50 days of conflict, one group of women will be using their talent and creativity to bring much needed income to their families, while at the same time sharing traditional Palestinian art with the wider world.
Features