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“In this house, we can invite guests and offer them tea,” said Nabil Abu Musa about his family’s new home in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project. Nabil co-signed the undertaking together with Fatheia (left) and Khadra (right), his two wives. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
27 July 2015
The Musa family moved into their new home in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project a few weeks ago, after years of living in unhealthy and cramped housing conditions. As soon as they were informed by UNRWA about their new housing option, Nabil Abu Musa and his two wives, Fatheia and Khadra, visited the nearest UNRWA...
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Thirty-nine-year-old refugee Fariz Husu and his family are standing on the empty lot where their family house once stood. A few days ago, the Husu family had been cleared through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism, and they expect to receive construction material soon to start reconstructing their totally destroyed home. Photo credit: © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Muqadama.
16 July 2015
Fariz Husu’s family is one of the first 86 refugee families who, one year after the 2014 conflict started, were cleared this week through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism; they will soon receive construction material to rebuild their totally destroyed home.
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo
16 July 2015
Last week marked the one year anniversary of the start of the summer 2014 hostilities in Gaza. As a reminder of the human impact, and to advocate for the ongoing needs of Palestine refugees living in the coastal enclave, UNRWA has produced a short documentary titled ‘Gaza. One year on.
Emergency Reports
© 2015 UNRWA Photo
09 July 2015
Today marks one year since the commencement of the 2014 conflict in Gaza and UNRWA’s 100th Gaza Situation Report, providing important updates about the Agency’s continued emergency response and its ongoing programmes and operations in service to Palestine refugees
Emergency Reports
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01 July 2015
23 June – 30 June 2015 | Issue No. 99 The rebuilding of totally destroyed homes in Gaza is set to begin in a few days as an agreement between the parties to the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM) – the Government of Palestine (GoP) and the Government of Israel (GoI) - has been reached, on a fourth stream within the...
Emergency Reports
© 2015 UNRWA Photo
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.
Emergency Reports
© 2015 UNRWA Photo
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...
Emergency Reports
© 2015 UNRWA Photo
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,”
Emergency Reports
Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
09 June 2015
US$ 2,097,225 in funding, available for cash assistance for rental subsidies (US$ 21,800), severe (US$ 1,897,329) major (US$ 72,298) and minor (US$ 96,798) repairs and the US$ 500 reintegration grant to replace lost households goods (US$ 9,000),
Press Releases
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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...
Emergency Reports