reconstruction

Palestine refugee girl in front of her make-shift home in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
19 January 2017
Between January and November 2016, UNRWA created job opportunities for approximately 19,200 beneficiaries in the Gaza Strip through the Job Creation Programme, injecting US$ 13.86 million into the Gaza economy
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Children from the Gaza Strip playing. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
12 January 2017
UNRWA launched the 2017 UNRWA Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory on 10 January with an event in Aida Camp to create a human connection between donors and Palestine refugees and to showcase the unique contribution of UNRWA in serving Palestine refugee communities
Emergency Reports
05 January 2017
The contribution will allow UNRWA to provide a decent standard of living and ensure universal access to basic education for Palestine refugees in Gaza
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al Sarraj
22 December 2016
As part of its efforts to address the rising number of Palestine refugee students in UNRWA schools and to serve Sustainable Development Goal number eight, which calls for promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all, UNRWA has hired 600 support teachers under its Graduate...
Emergency Reports
The Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Bo Schack, participated in the first session of an awareness-raising radio programme – focusing on topics such as early marriage, Gender-Based Violence, women’s rights and women’s economic empowerment – launched by the UNRWA communications with communities (CwC) team, in cooperation with the Gaza-based Alwan radio station. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
15 December 2016
December – 13 December 2016 | Issue 174 “I am happy with this ceremony that highlighted the human rights and values: the values that we all should enjoy and practice, the values that define our humanity.” Khadeja Al-Shareef, 12, UNRWA student. Read more here . Highlights To mark the sixty-eighth anniversary of the...
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Signing agreement between the German Development Bank (KfW) and UNRWA, with Jonas Blume (left), Director of the KfW Office in Ramallah, and Marc Lassouaoui (right), Chief of the UNRWA Donor Relations Division. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
14 December 2016
Earlier today, the German Development Bank signed agreements with UNRWA totaling EUR 18 million from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The contribution will support the return of 1,572 families to the newly reconstructed Nahr el-Bared Palestine refugee camp in northern Lebanon, as well as...
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The German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, and the Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Bo Schack, visited the Hashem Elementary Boys A&B School in Gaza City. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
11 December 2016
29 November – 6 December 2016 | Issue 173 “Education is the main tool to reduce early marriage in the community. The psychological impact of early marriage is something one can’t easily forget.” Hayat Mahmoud, lawyer in a Women’s Programme Centre. Read more here . Highlights UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre...
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Mr. Adrian Chadwick, OBE, Regional Director Middle East and North Africa at the British Council, visiting the UNRWA Asma Elementary Co-ed A School in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Sarraj
02 December 2016
UNRWA commenced the distribution of tarpaulin and nylon sheets as part of its emergency preparedness this winter
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Shukri Ali is painting the door of his newly reconstructed house. Shukri’s family completed the reconstruction of their house with support from UNRWA. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj
28 November 2016
A few weeks ago, Shukri Ali’s family completed the reconstruction of their house with support from UNRWA and moved back to their old, still largely damaged neighbourhood
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SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, H.E. Eng. Yousef al-Bassam (second from right) shakes hands with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl after signing the agreements. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
28 November 2016
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development, has contributed US$ 67 million to UNRWA for projects to be implemented in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan. The three agreements were signed today by the SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, H.E. Eng. Yousef al-Bassam, and UNRWA Commissioner-...
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