Gaza

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl, left, with Junya Matsuura, Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority.
14 November 2014
Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative to the Palestinian Authority Junya Matsuura and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl today signed an agreement whereby Japan will contribute an additional JPY 630 million (approx. US$ 5.8 million) for food aid to Palestine refugees. This generous...
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Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
13 November 2014
18 UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as Collective Centres for approximately 27,163 internally displaced persons (IDPs)
Emergency Reports
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
06 November 2014
28 October – 04 November | Issue 68 Highlights 18 UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as Collective Centres for approximately 30,073 internally displaced persons (IDPs). Both Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings – Gaza’s main people and commercial crossings respectively – were closed by Israel. This action effectively...
Emergency Reports
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
06 November 2014
The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Martin Lidegaard, visited the Gaza Strip yesterday to see first-hand the destruction wrought by the summer’s conflict and hear about the long-term financial, humanitarian and political support necessary to help the people of Gaza rebuild.
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© MFA of Finland
31 October 2014
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has made his first official visit in office to Finland,
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31 October 2014
The Basque Government is supporting women in Gaza through the programme ‘Empowerment strategies to reduce vulnerability of refugee women’. Implemented by UNRWA, the programme will address the vulnerabilities faced by women, including those due to the Israeli blockade on Gaza and the traditionally patriarchal society...
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31 October 2014
UNRWA is grateful to the Basque Government for contributing EUR 200,000 (US$ 273,577) to the Agency’s Gaza emergency appeal. The Israeli blockade of Gaza entered its eighth year in June 2014 and continues to have a devastating effect by severely restricting access to markets and people’s movement to and from the Gaza...
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31 October 2014
A EUR 50,000 (US$ 65,000) donation from the Castilla la Mancha Regional Government will help almost 4,800 people in Gaza access their daily food needs.
Press Releases
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
30 October 2014
18 UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as Collective Centres for approximately 32,419 internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Emergency Reports
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives

Malala Yousafzai Donates Prize Money

29 October 2014
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai has announced she is donating US$ 50,000 to rebuild an UNRWA school damaged during the recent fighting in Gaza. Ms. Yousafzai made the announcement in Stockholm, where she accepted the prestigious World's Children's Prize. The amount represents all the prize money.
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