Two refugee women are sitting in the courtyard of an UNRWA Collective Centre. © UNRWA  Photo by Shareef Sarhan
16 April 2015
Since the start of the emergency shelter response, UNRWA has distributed a total of US$ 95.4 million to Palestine refugee families. To date, the Agency has only received funding to reconstruct 200 of the 9,061 houses totally destroyed.
Emergency Reports
13 April 2015
US$ 1.94 million in funding became available for UNRWA cash assistance for supporting home repairs of minor damages or transitional rental subsidies and will reach 2,698 families across the Gaza Strip this week. They will access the payments through local banks. Emergency shelter – including support for home repairs,...
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A young student reads aided by a solar light in the Khan Younis Prep Boys D Collective Centre, Gaza Strip. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
27 March 2015
Portable solar lights, recently distributed amid ongoing power shortages, have done much to improve the living conditions of Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip, who are still living in UNRWA collective centres some six months since the end of the July/August 2014 conflict. In Khan Younis, in the southern region of...
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© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
26 March 2015
UNRWA provided 831 families with rental subsidies (Transitional Shelter Cash Assistance, TSCA) and 154 families with payments for severe repairs, both with funds totalling US $1.2 million from the German Development Bank KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau).
Emergency Reports
25 March 2015
US$1.2 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through German KfW Development Bank, available for rental subsidies and cash assistance for supporting home repairs, will reach 985 affected families across the Gaza Strip this week. They will access their...
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
27 February 2015
A rigorous hygiene campaign is playing a key role preventing any major disease outbreaks in Collective Centres, some eight months since displaced people first sought shelter from the July/August 2014 hostilities.
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Jibril, left, lost two of his four grandchildren to hypothermia in the storms last month. The family now live in a tiny plastic-covered wooden structure in Beit Hanoun with a blanket for a door. Photograph by Belal Hasna
24 February 2015
Baby Salma died of hypothermia at just 40 days old. Her body was drenched with freezing rainwater. It was frozen “like ice-cream”. Gaza was hit by a severe winter storm called “Huda” in January. Salma was its youngest victim.
Al Ashqar family near their demolished house. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
05 February 2015
Eight-year-old Aseel Al Ashqar fiddles quietly with a worn, pink blanket she has laid on the floor of the empty new bedroom in downtown Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip; the room she now shares with her four siblings. The holes in the blanket, she explains, are a consequence of a bomb that also wiped out her family home during...
03 February 2015
A total of 9,503 families received shelter assistance packages today, Tuesday 3 February, after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia generously repurposed US$ 13.5 million initially pledged to UNRWA for reconstruction in the Gaza Strip. The Kingdom, through the Saudi Fund for Development, responded with flexibility, allowing...
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