Gaza

© 2016 UNRWA Photo
27 May 2016
On 23 May the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process welcomed the decision to resume the private import of cement into Gaza. The suspension of private cement imports through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism lasted for nearly 45 days
Emergency Reports
26 May 2016
Statement attributable to UNRWA Spokesperson Chris Gunness Several media outlets have reported that UNRWA intends to close its headquarters in Gaza. These reports are false. UNRWA HQ Gaza is not closing. The Agency affirms categorically that there are no plans to do so and staff are not being let go. UNRWA is fully...
Official Statements
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22 May 2016
10 May - 17 May 2016 | Issue 144 On 15 May, the UNRWA Elderly Programme took the lead within the UNRWA Social Services Division (part of the Agency’s Relief and Social Services Programme (RSSP))to celebrate International Day of Families by organizing different recreational activities such as games for children, women...
Emergency Reports
Mohamed Geith and his daughter Ilham, standing in front of their house in Beach camp. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Mohamed Al Hinawi
20 May 2016
Mohamed Ibrahim Geith, 62 years old, is originally from the village of Bashshit, southwest of Al Ramlah. Mohamed lives in beach camp. Known as Abu Islam, he is the father of three girls and two boys. He is unemployed. "Nakba for me is the reason behind all the hardships that I, my children, my parents and my...
Features
UNRWA Education in Emergencies Strategy Consultation Workshop in Amman, Jordan. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Eleonore Jones.
16 May 2016
Technical education experts from UNRWA came together last week in Amman to discuss the development of the Agency’s Education in Emergencies strategy
Press Releases
Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Bo Schack (middle), with the two teams of innovators from the Gaza Training Centre, during the honouring ceremony. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Mohamed Al Hinawi
13 May 2016
UNRWA celebrated the innovation demonstrated by graduates of its Gaza Training Centre (GTC), graduates. The ceremony was attended by the Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Bo Schack, UNRWA senior staff, the students’ parents and representatives from the industrial sector, General Palestinian Industrial...
Press Releases
© 2016 UNRWA Photo
13 May 2016
As previously reported by the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) on 4 April, Israel announced the suspension of private cement imports into Gaza through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM) following allegations that a substantial amount had been diverted from...
Emergency Reports
10 May 2016
UNRWA continued today with the disbursement of shelter cash assistance in Gaza. The funds are part of the German contribution for the repair and reconstruction of homes that have been rendered uninhabitable during the 2014 conflict.
Press Releases
Lama Abu Shaában and Dina Al Khatib from Al Rimal Preparatory girls’ school are enjoying their time during the colours festival held at Gaza Training Centre (GTC), in Gaza city. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
06 May 2016
Under the theme ‘colour your life with rainbow colours,’ 300 students from UNRWA schools in Gaza city participated with their parents in the colours festival organized by the UNRWA Community Mental Health Programme and the Education Programme at UNRWA Gaza Training College in Gaza city on Saturday, 16 April 2016
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