Gaza

Riyad El-Lulu is responsible for UNRWA’s food distribution center in Nuseirat, one of the Agency’s 12 centers in the Gaza Strip.
19 August 2014
With the economy effectively destroyed through the blockade, the number of Palestine refugees coming to UNRWA for food aid has increased from less than 80,000 in 2000 to over 830,000 today. Throughout the current military escalation, staff safety, closure of distribution centers and lack of access to UNRWA warehouses...
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On World Humanitarian Day, UNRWA Honours Courageous Staff Members in Gaza
19 August 2014
Over 12,000 UNRWA staff serve 1.2 million refugees in the Gaza Strip. This World Humanitarian Day falls at a particularly fitting time to honour their unwavering courage in the face of a devastating military offensive on the Gaza Strip. Since the declaration of an emergency on 7 July, UNRWA has lost eleven colleagues...
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Gaza Crisis: A Closer Look at Israeli Strikes on UNRWA Schools
19 August 2014
Raya Jalabi, Tom McCarthy and Nadja Popovich for the Gaurdian. UN-run schools acting as civilian shelters have been hit seven times during Israel’s Gaza offensive. We catalogue them in detail.
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Psychosocial Support in UNRWA Shelters
19 August 2014
In Gaza, implementation of psychosocial support is one of the priorities of the UNRWA emergency response. Families seeking refuge in UNRWA shelters have experienced multiple traumas. They have fled or lost their homes, many have had family members killed and everyone in Gaza has experienced intense fear and disruption...
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Gaza Situation Report 41
19 August 2014
The number of IDPs sheltered in UNRWA schools climbed to 237,659. 81 shelters remain open.
Emergency Reports
Gaza Situation Report 40
17 August 2014
237,659 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are sheltering in 81 UNRWA schools.
Emergency Reports
Gaza Situation Report 39
16 August 2014
UNRWA is providing support to a total of almost 257,000 IDPs taking refuge in UNRWA and government schools
Emergency Reports
Gaza Situation Report 38
15 August 2014
225,831 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are sheltering in 81 UNRWA schools.
Emergency Reports
© Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
14 August 2014
Since the escalation of hostilities, UNRWA has worked hard to provide a safe haven for up to 273,000 displaced. The Al-Najjar family from Khuza’a is one of them.
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Jennifer Watson
15 August 2014
As of 13 August, 209,459 displaced persons were sheltered in 87 UNRWA schools. The IDP numbers remain fluid.
Emergency Reports