Gaza

© UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
29 January 2015
UNRWA has been forced to suspend its cash assistance programme supporting repairs and providing rental subsidies to Palestine refugee families in Gaza. Some money does remain available to begin the reconstruction of totally destroyed homes.
Emergency Reports
© UNRWA Photo
27 January 2015
UNRWA has been forced to suspend its cash assistance programme in Gaza to tens of thousands of people for repairs to damaged and destroyed homes and for rental subsidies to the homeless.
Press Releases
© UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
22 January 2015
UNRWA spent its last available dollar on repairs and temporary shelter cash assistance, with no new funding pledged or in the bank. US$ 21.5 million in payments for repair and TSCA is ready to disburse to almost 16,000 families but cannot be made because of a lack of funds.
Emergency Reports
21 January 2015
Some twenty diplomats from nine countries visited the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to better understand the very difficult situation facing thousands of Palestinians this winter, particularly those who were displaced by the hostilities this past summer. Led by the Humanitarian Coordinator of the occupied Palestinian...
Press Releases
Hani Uliwa stands in the ruble of what was once the family home. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan.
20 January 2015
Hani Uliwa’s deadpan eyes move slowly across the cement rubble that was once his family’s living room. His movements are stilted. His greying skin wears the battered scars of a troubled life. A deep sigh is released before the 44 year old begins to explain what life has been like living as a refugee in the Gaza Strip...
Features
© UNRWA/Shareef Sarhan
16 January 2015
16 December – 13 January | Issue 75 Highlights In Gaza, a sense of political disillusionment prevails and there is nothing in sight that would have a positive psychological impact on the people. The biggest challenge for UNRWA remains uncertainty regarding the political future, the security environment and the...
Emergency Reports
Ahmad, 71 at the UNRWA al-Kabri school collective shelter in Jaramana camp, Syria. (c) UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
16 January 2015
“Life in refugee camps in winter reflects the catastrophe of lives of refugees the world over,” said Abu Ahmed. “Crowded shelters with no ventilation, unemployment, insecurity.” Abu Ahmed is a 52-year-old father from Tulkarm camp in the northern West Bank. The camp community was left reeling last week after a house...
Features
© UNRWA/Shareef Sarhan
13 January 2015
The Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, H.E José Manuel García-Margallo, visited Gaza today to see firsthand the situation following last summer’s conflict and to hear about the long-term humanitarian and political support required to help families in Gaza recover and rebuild. He also was interested...
Press Releases
03 December 2014
The Andalusian International Cooperation Agency (AACID) has signed a EUR 800,000 (US$ 1 million) agreement with UNRWA for the fifth consecutive year to support the Agency’s maternal and child healthcare programme in Gaza and the West Bank, and for Palestine refugees who have displaced from Syria. The 12-month project...
Press Releases
31 December 2014
The last of nine shipments of wheat flour donated by Turkey to Gaza in 2014 has arrived in the coastal strip. The full donation of 15,000 metric tonnes, donated by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of the Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey (AFAD), is worth US$ 6.25 million and will feed more than...
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