Gaza

Twenty-three-year-old Palestine refugee Ahmad al-Attar at his desk in the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired in Gaza City. “My dream is to become famous, famous for having done something big for the people of Gaza,” he said. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
01 March 2016
The Gaza Strip has one of the highest unemployment rates worldwide, according to the World Bank. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the overall unemployment rate stood at 38.4 per cent, as reported by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). While the rate declined by 4.3 percentage points compared to the...
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Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza,  Bo Schack, opening the new Sa’d al-Abdallah al-Sabah building at the UNRWA Ibin Sina Elementary Boys School with the UNRWA Chief of the Education Programme, Faird Abu Athra, and UNRWA Chief Area Officer of Rafah, Dr. Yousef Mousa. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
01 March 2016
Through generous support from the Kuwaiti Development Fund through the Islamic Development Bank, UNRWA opened the new Sa’d al-Abduallah al-Sabah building in the UNRWA Ibin Sina Elementary Boys School in Rafah, southern Gaza
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
29 February 2016
In the largest ever one-time contribution to UNRWA, Japan has contributed US$ 38.21 million to UNRWA to support Palestine refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Syria
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Youngwoo Kim, Country Director of the KOICA Palestine Office, and Matthias Burchard, Acting Director of the Department of External Relations and Communications at UNRWA, signed an agreement on 26 February confirming Korea’s contribution of US$ 447,996 to UNRWA in support of the Agency’s technical and vocational education and training programme in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Leslie Yun
26 February 2016
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed an agreement with UNRWA earlier today, pledging US$ 447,996 in support of the UNRWA technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programme in the Gaza Strip
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
25 February 2016
UNRWA provides medical supportive devices and special educational support to refugee students who were injured during the 2014 conflict in Gaza and whose families cannot afford this support for their children
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Moaaz Abu Daher, a Palestine refugee student at an UNRWA school in Gaza. Moaaz believes his disability will never hinder him in completing his studies. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Yaghi
23 February 2016
The UNRWA Inclusive Education Policy reaffirms the Agency’s commitment to the realization of the universal right of all children to an education. Inclusive education is an important pillar of the UNRWA Education Programme in Gaza and is closely linked to its Disability Programme
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Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Bo Schack, during one of his outreach meetings with the local community in Rafah, southern Gaza.  © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Mohammed Al Hinawi
22 February 2016
On 14 February, Mr. Bo Schack, Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, accepted an invitation from the United Cultural & Social Society in Rafah area, southern Gaza to meet with representatives from civil society organizations, university professors, community activists, private sector, beneficiaries and parents’...
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
19 February 2016
The 2015 UNRWA photo exhibition ‘We Deserve Life’ was officially opened in Gaza City on 15 February, showcasing the winning submissions from the EU-funded 2015 UNRWA Photo Competition. All four winners from last year’s competition are from Gaza and attended the event, which featured an awards ceremony in recognition...
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The first-place photo from the 2015 EU-UNRWA Photo Competition portrays the tragic situation of people in the Gaza Strip after the 2014 conflict. Abraham, a young child from a family of five, lives at Nada Towers in Beit Hanoun, which was bombed during the recent conflict. This photo was taken a few months after the hostilities and shows Abraham playing amid the rubble. © 2015 Photo by Hassan Hosni al-Jadi
15 February 2016
The UNRWA photo exhibition ‘We Deserve Life’ was officially opened at the Rashad Shawa Eastern Hall in Gaza City on 15 February, showcasing the winning submissions from the EU-funded 2015 UNRWA Photo Competition
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Palestinians inspect the remains of a house which was destroyed during an air strike in Central Bureij refugee camp, in the Middle Area of the Gaza Strip, 15 July 2014. © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
12 February 2016
UNRWA disbursed approximately US$ 7.1 million in funding available for reconstruction (US$ 2.8 million) and severe repair works (US$ 4.3 million). The funds will reach a total of 1,842 refugee families across the Gaza Strip
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