Gaza

Deputy Commissioner-General of UNRWA Sandra Mitchel speaks at the opening ceremony of the trade fair. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Sarraj
19 July 2016
The Microfinance Department in Gaza organized its first trade fair to display the products and services from small and microenterprises run by Palestinians benefitting from UNRWA Microfinance loans
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Fisherman Amjad al-Shirafi is preparing his boat at the Gaza seaport. “All I wish is to live my life with my family in dignity and to be able to sail like other fishermen in the world,” he said. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
19 July 2016
Fishing and fishing-related activities have traditionally supported the livelihoods of thousands of families across the Gaza Strip. However, over the past nine years, the ability of people to gain a living from this sector has been severely undermined as a result of fishing access limits imposed by the Israeli...
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
17 July 2016
28 June – 12 July 2016 | issue 151-152 8 July 2016 marked two years since the commencement of the 2014 conflict in Gaza. As a reminder of the continuing dire situation, and in line with the two-year anniversary of the escalation of hostilities, UNRWA created an infographic fact sheet summarizing the impact of the 2014...
Emergency Reports
14 July 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse over US$ 4.3 million for the second quarter of transitional shelter cash assistance (TSCA, rental subsidy payments). The funds will reach a total of 6,843 families across the Gaza Strip; they will be able to access their assistance next week. Emergency shelter – including support for home...
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32-year old Palestine refugee Fatima Al Sabti is collecting her assistance in the UNRWA Distribution Centre in East Gaza . © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Mohamed Yaghi
11 July 2016
With the support from Tkiyet Um Ali organization and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization for Relief and Development, UNRWA was able to distribute frozen meat to approximately 4,200 Palestine refugees across the Gaza Strip
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26,238 Palestine refugees received hot meals – including cooked rice, chicken, yoghurt and dates - in Gaza during Ramadan due to the generous contribution from the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan  Foundation (KBZF). Photo Credit © UNRWA 2016. Photo by Mohammed Hinawi.
05 July 2016
On 24 and 25 of June during the holy month of Ramadan, UNRWA distributed 9,809 hot meals for a total of 26,557 impoverished Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip due to the generous support from the Emirates-based Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.
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Jihad Abu Mihaisen, a Palestine refugee woman, collecting stones from rubble to resell as a source of income for her family. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
04 July 2016
Out of desperation, 48-year-old Jihad, like many others, is earning an income by going through the rubble of damaged houses – a dire reminder of the devastating 2014 conflict
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
03 July 2016
21 June – 28 June 2016 | issue 150 The United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, visited the Gaza Strip on 28 June, joined by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl as well as the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov. As part of his visit, he went to the UNRWA Zaitoun...
Emergency Reports
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Isabel De La Cruz
30 June 2016
The United States announced today a new contribution of nearly US$ 52 million in response to the UNRWA 2016 Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory
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