Gaza

© 2013 UNRWA Photo by Carol Alfarah
28 September 2016
The Kingdom of Belgium has contributed EUR 7 million to UNRWA in support of the Agency’s efforts to meet the education and shelter needs of Palestine refugees
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24 September 2016
An extra-ordinary meeting of the UNRWA Advisory Commission took place in Amman, Jordan, in mid-September. Addressing the meeting, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl said that the 5.3 million Palestine refugees are now worse off than at any time since 1948
Emergency Reports
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10 September 2016
In August, UNRWA completed 13 construction projects including one component of an infrastructure upgrading project implemented in camps all over Gaza
Emergency Reports
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04 September 2016
On 26 August 2016, two years have passed since the ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967
Emergency Reports
02 September 2016
UNRWA disbursed US$2.7 million in assistance for reconstruction (US$ 2,290,904) and repair works (US$ 416,500) of houses completely destroyed or severely damaged during the 2014 conflict with Israel. 329 Palestine refugee families across the Gaza Strip are set to benefit from this reconstruction assistance. Emergency...
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The Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Bo Schack; the Palestinian Minister for Public Works and Housing, Mufeed al-Hasyna; and UNRWA Senior External Relations and Projects Officer, Munir Mannah, place the cornerstone for the construction of the Agency’s largest logistics base in Gaza, located in Rafah, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
31 August 2016
On 25 August 2016, UNRWA laid the cornerstone of what will become its largest logistics base in the Gaza Strip. The construction of the logistics base is made possible through a generous donation of US$10 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development
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UNRWA students in Gaza receive school supplies. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
30 August 2016
On 28 August, 263,229 students returned to 267 UNRWA schools in Gaza. Returning students received free school supplies, including Arabic and English exercise books, pens and pencils
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A JCP beneficiary is repairing fishing nets at the Gaza sea port. © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
28 August 2016
Through its Job Creation Programme, UNRWA addresses the dire economic prospects in the Gaza Strip and provides a source of income, dignity, self-respect and self-reliance for Palestine refugee families
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A group of children enjoying their time at Sharm Park, during the recreational trips organized by the UNRWA Relief and Social Services Programme in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
29 August 2016
UNRWA organized recreational trips for a total of 1,000 vulnerable children from the Gaza Strip, with support from Islamic Relief USA
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Osama al-Sirsawi sits in front of his rented home with his child in Gaza City. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Saraj
26 August 2016
Between 7 July and 26 August 2014, the Gaza Strip experienced the deadliest and most devastating round of hostilities since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967; two years on, most people and institutions are still struggling to cope with their immense losses, reports the Office for the Coordination of...
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