schools

Uta Filz, UNRWA Archives
25 August 2014
If you would meet Dr. Mohammed El Aydi in his tiny office in Khan Younis, he would propably go out of his way to serve you the best food in the Gaza Strip. You would have to beg him to stick to tea and felafel whilst he would take the time to tell you all about UNRWA in Khan Younis, conflict resolution, social justice...
Features
Israel Retract False Allegation
23 August 2014
Israeli officials retracted this morning their earlier claim on Friday that the rocket that killed a four-year-old child in Southern Israel was launched from an UNRWA school in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli news reports that the rocket was launched from an UNRWA school were false. The same media outlets that rushed to...
Press Releases
Gaza Crisis: A Closer Look at Israeli Strikes on UNRWA Schools
19 August 2014
Raya Jalabi, Tom McCarthy and Nadja Popovich for the Gaurdian. UN-run schools acting as civilian shelters have been hit seven times during Israel’s Gaza offensive. We catalogue them in detail.
Features
Statement by the UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
24 July 2014
The scenes of carnage and human suffering that we witnessed today at our elementary school in Beit Hanoun were so appalling and intolerable, that it is difficult to find the words to convey adequately my indignation. As has happened so many times in this pitiless conflict, civilians are paying the highest price of the...
Official Statements
UNRWA strongly condemns shelling of a school in Gaza sheltering civilians and calls for an investigation
22 July 2014
East Jerusalem UNRWA condemns in the strongest possible terms the shelling of one of its schools in the central area of Gaza which was sheltering hundreds of Palestinians displaced by the current fighting. At approximately 1655 hours yesterday, UNRWA’s Maghazi Preparatory Girls School, in the Maghazi refugee camp,...
Press Releases
Bringing STEM to UNRWA Girls
11 July 2014
Though few in number, the 45 Palestine refugee girls gathered on 26 June 2014 at the Jubilee Centre for Excellence in Education, in Amman, represented a major step in equalizing access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Aged between 14 and 16, the girls, students at three UN Relief...
Features
A Home for Education in Gaza
14 May 2014
A new school is exciting anywhere, but for young Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip, it means so much more: It’s a whole new home for their education. Ask the students of the Al Qarara preparatory boys’ school, a new addition to the 245 UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools in Gaza. Built thanks to a generous...
Features
09 May 2014
On 27 April, the Gulf Cooperation Council Gaza Reconstruction Fund (administered by the Islamic Development Bank) agreed to dedicate US$ 750,000 from the contribution of the Government of Qatar to fund an environment-friendly project in Gaza
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