Gaza

25 March 2015
The Ambassador of Brazil to Palestine His Excellency Paulo França, visited UNRWA’s Rimal Health Centre in Gaza City today to see the impact of Brazil’s medical support for Palestine refugees in Gaza.
Press Releases
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23 March 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl today reopened the Khuza'a Elementary Co-ed A&B School, in eastern Khan Younis, Gaza Strip. The school hosts over 1,100 students, who returned to classrooms in mid-March.
Press Releases
22 March 2015
As part of its continued early recovery response to the summer 2014 conflict in Gaza, UNRWA is providing exceptional food parcels to approximately 47,000 families across the Strip. The distribution is an effort to help ensure sufficient access to food for people in Gaza and is timely as families struggle to make ends...
Press Releases
© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
19 March 2015
In January 2015, UNRWA was forced to suspend its cash assistance programme supporting repairs and providing rental subsidies to Palestine refugee families in Gaza.
Emergency Reports
Drowning of Palestinians off the coast of Sicily a ‘clear and tragic sign’ of untenable situation
19 March 2015
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness According to latest reports, as many as nine Palestinians drowned off the coast of Sicily on 4 March. They were amongst 59 Palestinians who were part of a larger group trying to reach Europe from the shores of Libya. The fact that this group reportedly consisted of...
Official Statements
 An UNRWA counsellor encourages fifth grade students at the UNRWA Gaza elementary co-ed school B in Gaza City to explore their thoughts and feelings through innovative Community Mental Health Programme training on Thursday, 12 March, 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwin
16 March 2015
Gaza More young people in the Gaza Strip are learning how to deal with stress and trauma than ever before, according to UNRWA. The trend towards empowering vulnerable refugee children in Gaza to better cope with the extreme challenges they face on a daily basis has seen a greater academic focus in schools and...
Press Releases
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12 March 2015
UNRWA opened a newly reconstructed health centre on 11 March that will serve Palestine refugees across the Southern Gaza Strip. The improved Rafah Health Centre, reconstructed with funding from the Gulf Cooperation Council through the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), will serve over 135,000 refugees and last year...
Press Releases
Gaza Situation Report 83
12 March 2015
UNRWA teamed up with local artists to paint murals across the Gaza Strip in celebration of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2015
Emergency Reports
© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
10 March 2015
On the fourth anniversary of the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan, a message of continued empathy and solidarity took to the skies of Gaza. On, Monday 9 March 2015, over 1,000 Palestine refugee students from UNRWA schools in Gaza gathered to fly kites in commemoration of the disaster that killed thousands of...
Press Releases
© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
06 March 2015
“We must not fail in Gaza” is the title of a statement issued on 26 February and signed by 30 international aid agencies working in Gaza – including UNRWA.
Emergency Reports