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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) team member Mohammed Atallah shares his experience with other Collective Centre Management Unit staff during a training on ‘lessons learned‘ held on 26 April in Gaza City. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
06 May 2015
“The most important output from this training is to find and discuss the most successful approaches in the management of UNRWA Collective Centres,” said Ansa Masaud, head of the UNRWA Collective Centres Management Unit (CCMU) at the beginning of a ‘lessons learned’ event held on 26 April for 25 UNRWA staff members in...
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24 September 2016
An extra-ordinary meeting of the UNRWA Advisory Commission took place in Amman, Jordan, in mid-September. Addressing the meeting, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl said that the 5.3 million Palestine refugees are now worse off than at any time since 1948
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10 September 2016
In August, UNRWA completed 13 construction projects including one component of an infrastructure upgrading project implemented in camps all over Gaza
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Rafat Khurais and his son in their damaged home in Maghazi camp in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
07 September 2016
The hostilities in the summer of 2014 led to unparalleled human loss and destruction of infrastructure. At the peak of the conflict, 500,000 persons were displaced. Today, over 65,000 families – 70 per cent of them Palestine refugees – remain displaced, many living in unbearable circumstances
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Jamila Hamad, her daughter Dina and their little cat  on the bed in their one-bedroom flat located on the rooftop of a four-storey house in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Saraj.
07 September 2016
In Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza, in a neighbourhood full of damaged and half-repaired houses with broad, sandy streets stretching between them, lives Jamila Hamad with her 10-year-old daughter Dina in a one-bedroom makeshift flat on the rooftop of a four-storey building
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04 September 2016
On 26 August 2016, two years have passed since the ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967
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02 September 2016
UNRWA disbursed US$2.7 million in assistance for reconstruction (US$ 2,290,904) and repair works (US$ 416,500) of houses completely destroyed or severely damaged during the 2014 conflict with Israel. 329 Palestine refugee families across the Gaza Strip are set to benefit from this reconstruction assistance. Emergency...
Press Releases
17 August 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse over US$ 4.4 million for second quarter transitional shelter cash assistance (US$ 201,300), reconstruction (US$ 3.78 million) and severe repair works (US$ 473,668) to a total of 924 families across Gaza
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09 August 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse over US$ 2.2 million for reconstruction of totally damaged homes. The funds will reach an additional 189 families across the Gaza Strip this week. With this payment the total number of families receiving payments to reconstruct their totally damaged homes reached 1,288, out of whom 201 have...
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04 August 2016
26 July – 2 August 2016 | Issue 155 “When I started to leave my home for work, I became stronger and more self-confident. I meet many people who come here because they want to rebuild their homes which were destroyed during the 2014 conflict. Through my work, I can support them; I feel I gained real experience here...
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