Gaza

09 August 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse over US$ 2.2 million for reconstruction of totally damaged homes. The funds will reach an additional 189 families across the Gaza Strip this week. With this payment the total number of families receiving payments to reconstruct their totally damaged homes reached 1,288, out of whom 201 have...
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Mr. Bo Schack, Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, hands an honourary shield to Professor Abdel Khaliq El-Farra, President of Al-Azhar University, during the Family Medicine graduation ceremony at Al-Azhar University in Gaza city. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
05 August 2016
In cooperation with Al-Azhar University, UNRWA Health Programme in Gaza organized a graduation ceremony for the graduates of the Family Medicine Diploma Programme, generously funded by Al-Walid Bin Talal Foundation
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A group of children disguising as puppets in preparation of the final ceremony of the SFW at the General Union of Persons with Disabilities in Khan Yunis. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Hiba Kreizim
04 August 2016
The Summer Fun Weeks programme offers a number of Gaza youth a much needed and deserved opportunity to work temporarily and help restore their self-respect and feeling of value in society
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04 August 2016
26 July – 2 August 2016 | Issue 155 “When I started to leave my home for work, I became stronger and more self-confident. I meet many people who come here because they want to rebuild their homes which were destroyed during the 2014 conflict. Through my work, I can support them; I feel I gained real experience here...
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26-year old Zainab Mohammed Shurreim received a temporary job opportunity with the UNRWA 2016 Summer Fun Weeks. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al Saraj
03 August 2016
More than 2,200 short-term job opportunities for registered refugees have been created by UNRWA as part of its 2016 Summer Fun Weeks programme, which runs from 23 July through to 11 August in 120 locations across Gaza
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02 August 2016
19 July – 26 July 2016 | issue 154 We are living in a big prison; we don’t know when we will be free. We, the people of Gaza, lack one of the basics of life which is electricity, and everybody, young and old, suffers from that. Imagine living one day with the power out, and this describes the least about our life in...
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Israa Al Halabi and her twin sister Nadeen participate in a recycling workshop with visiting artist Michèle Vanvlasselaer at Asmaa Preparatory Girls School (A) in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Hiba Kreizim
02 August 2016
Almost 165,000 registered Palestine refugee children are being given the chance to participate in different activities such as drawing and handicraft workshops through Summer Fun Weeks in Gaza. This year, the activities include a special focus on recycling and protecting the environment
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01 August 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse over US$ 2.5 million for the second quarter of transitional shelter cash assistance (US$ 135,600), reconstruction (US$ 2,047,892) and severe repair works (US$ 365,531). The funds will reach a total of 659 families across the Gaza Strip. They will access their assistance this week. Emergency...
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Orthodox scouting performing the Palestinian anthem during the opening ceremony of UNRWA 2016 Summer fun weeks at Al Zaitoun preparatory girls school (B) Photo credit: © UNRWA Gaza 2016. Photo by Tamer Hamam.
25 July 2016
Under the slogan “let the fun begin, a light of hope amid despair” UNRWA celebrated the opening ceremony of its Summer Fun Weeks (SFWs) for 2016 on Saturday, the 23rd of July
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24 July 2016
12 July – 19 July 2016 | issue 153 “Let’s remember that we were born innocent in an occupied country. Some of us lose their lives, some get injured, some lose their parents or relatives. Experiencing three devastating wars is enough to understand what is happening here. Despite all of that, I struggled hard with...
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