Palestine refugees

25 June 2016
UNRWA is gravely concerned about the recent decision of the Israeli High Court of Justice to reject the appeals filed by Palestine refugee families against two punitive demolitions in Kalandia refugee camp
Official Statements
AdCom and donor representatives pose with students who won the national robotics competition, Qalqilya Boys School. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Kazem Abu Khalaf
06 June 2016
UNRWA conducted a West Bank field visit to Advisory Commission members and other donor representatives
Press Releases
Seventy-five-year-old Palestine refugee Jamila Hashisho sitting outside her home in Beach camp, in western Gaza City. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
22 June 2016
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, UNRWA shares the voices of Palestine refugees in Gaza, reminding the world of their plight and long journey
Press Releases
“Sometimes many days pass and we can’t wash the laundry. The children get scabies and lice,” said Salwa Abu Nemer, who lives with her family in a makeshift shelter in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. Salwa’s home, like those of many people in Gaza, is not connected to the municipal water network. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
21 June 2016
Thirty-three-year-old Salwa Abu Nemer considers the lack of running water as one of her family’s most serious problems, as it causes disease and sickness
Features
UNRWA school in Zarqa © 2016 UNRWA Photo
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UNRWA is organizing the workshop ’Building Safety: Enhancing UNRWA Response to Incidents of Sexual Violence - The Manual’ on 14-16 June 2016 in Amman. The workshop will bring together front line staff from field offices and HQ staff to test the first draft of the manual on Sexual Violence....

UNRWA food distribution, Alliance distribution centre, Damascus, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
20 June 2016
Yasmin Sweid, Ahmad Ajan and Mustafa Ramadan are among the 450, 000 Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA in Syria and among those who have remained there throughout the war. Over the past five years, they have been confronted with some of the worst effects of the conflict such as besiegement, internal displacement...
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From 3 to 26 May 2016, approximately 45,000 students from grade 1 to grade 9 from 99 UNRWA schools undertook their final exams. Among these students were 117 grade 9 students from Yarmouk, including 60 girls

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20 June 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse over US$ 4 million for reconstruction to 330 families across the Gaza Strip
Press Releases
Thirty-six-year-old Heyam Farahat holding her son, 6-year-old Ali, in their home in Rafah, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
16 June 2016
The blockade on the Gaza Strip has entailed a tight control over all aspects of life since 2007, severely restricting the movement of goods, as well as people. This lack of freedom of movement impacts the Palestinians’ right to enjoy the highest standards of human rights and development, including the right to medical...
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