shelter

Nov. 27, 2013, Beqaa Valley. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Shafiq Fahed
22 May 2015
UNRWA has been forced to suspend monthly cash assistance for housing to Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) living in Lebanon. Starting July 2015, more than 43,000 Palestine refugees from Syria in Lebanon who receive monthly cash assistance of US$ 100 per family towards housing and US$ 27 per person towards food will...
Press Releases
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.
Emergency Reports
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.
Emergency Reports
Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Thomas Silberhorn, (centre) and Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Robert Turner (left) in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Suzanne Leuenberger
13 May 2015
Germany has announced a new EUR 37 million (US$ 41 million) contribution to the UNRWA shelter assistance programme in Gaza. With a total contribution of EUR 80 million (US$ 93 million) to UNRWA programmes in Gaza to date, Germany is the second largest supporter of the UNRWA response to the humanitarian crisis...
Press Releases
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...
Emergency Reports
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...
Features
05 May 2015
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness Jerusalem The head of the Israeli army during the summer war in Gaza has reportedly made the allegation that a weapon fired from an UNRWA school in Gaza killed an Israeli child in a kibbutz in southern Israel. This allegation was made by the Israeli Army in August 2014...
Official Statements
2015 UNRWA photo
01 May 2015
US$ 1.37 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through KfW Development Bank and the Japanese Government, available as first instalment for supporting home repairs of severe damages, will reach 388 refugee families across the Gaza Strip next week. They will...
Press Releases
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’,”
Emergency Reports
©2015 UNRWA photo
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.
Emergency Reports