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24 June 2015
UNRWA has launched its global #SOS4Gaza campaign to mark the start of Ramadan. #SOS4Gaza features seven children from Beach Camp, a refugee camp in Gaza city, putting messages expressing their hopes and dreams in bottles, which they send to sea.
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19 June 2015
On 15 June at the opening of the UNRWA Advisory Commission (Adcom) in Amman, the UNRWA Commissioner General Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl powerfully underlined the growing frustration and vulnerability of Palestine refugees in the Middle East by saying that “their isolation, exclusion and dispossession represent a time-bomb...
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11 June 2015
“UNRWA was never meant to exist for this long. It exists because of political failure. In the absence of a just and lasting solution to the plight of Palestinian refugees, UNRWA has become more than an Agency. It is a lifeline,”
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04 June 2015
26 May - 2 June 2015 | Issue No. 95 The German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Gaza on 1 June to meet with refugee families and to get a first-hand impression of the current situation in the Gaza Strip. As detailed in a press release about the visit, he met with UNRWA Director of Operations, Robert...
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Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
30 May 2015
Gaza’s unemployment rate - at 43.9 per cent - is now the highest in the world, according to the latest World Bank economic update. Even more alarming is the situation of youth unemployment which soared to more than 60 percent by the end of 2014.
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Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
22 May 2015
The Agency is in the process of allocating housing units in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project to selected refugee families. The project, funded by the United Arab Emirates Red Crescent with US$ 19.7 million, offers 600 housing units in total.
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Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
14 May 2015
A large German delegation, led by the Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Mr. Thomas Silberhorn, visited Gaza on 12 May and announced a new EUR 37 million (US$ 41 million) contribution to the UNRWA shelter assistance programme in Gaza.
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United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Mr. Nickolay Mladenov (right) in his first visit to Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
10 May 2015
“No human being who visits can remain untouched by the terrible devastation that one sees here in Gaza and as shocking as the devastation of the buildings might be the devastation of peoples’ livelihoods is 10 times more shocking,” said the new United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visiting an UNRWA school in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
30 April 2015
“Last year’s war in Gaza can’t be known as ‘The Third War’,” said the Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Robert Turner, during a press briefing in Brussels on 23 April. “It must be remembered as ‘The Last War’,”
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23 April 2015
In a town hall meeting on 15 April in Deir El Balah refugee Camp, UNRWA announced the commencement of a new and innovative camp improvement pilot project.
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