West Bank

Hikers walk alongside Jamil, Sahari tour guide, as he leads them through Wadi Mukalak and surrounding areas during a 4 hour hike. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ruba Hafayda
13 May 2015
A group of Bedouin youth living in the desert of Palestine have created an eco-tourism initiative to support their community.
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Heiaf (right) taking part in the Health Camp Initiative. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ruba Hafayda
29 April 2015
No one likes to live among garbage. But in the overcrowded Shu’fat refugee camp in the West Bank, UNRWA sanitation services are stretched to the limit and garbage piles up in the street. Toxic fumes from burning trash hang in their air.
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Nagham, Raghad, Maram, Safa’ and Ihssan won first place in an educational robotics competition in the West Bank last month. They will be participating for the third year in a row in the Arab League robotics competition in Jordan! Generous support from donors like the USA makes it possible for UNRWA to provide high quality education to Palestine refugees. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Awtan Khalawi
22 April 2015
“I am now aware of the importance of every minute, I appreciate time more. Before this experience I didn’t manage time well,” says Ihssan, an eighth grade student at the UNRWA Qattaneh Girls School in the West Bank.
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25 July 2016
UNRWA is deeply concerned about the humanitarian impact of the closure applied by the Israeli authorities in the Hebron district, affecting in particular Fawwar refugee camp
Official Statements
14 July 2016
The Israeli authorities have carried out a large scale demolition in the Bedouin refugee community at Anata in the occupied West Bank. Seven residential structures, four animal shelters and four toilet units, were destroyed of which three were funded by an international NGO
Official Statements
© 2016 UNRWA Photo
05 July 2016
The Israeli authorities carried out punitive demolitions in Kalandia refugee camp in the occupied West Bank in the middle of last night, demolishing two homes.
Official Statements
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Isabel De La Cruz
30 June 2016
The United States announced today a new contribution of nearly US$ 52 million in response to the UNRWA 2016 Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory
Press Releases
25 June 2016
UNRWA is gravely concerned about the recent decision of the Israeli High Court of Justice to reject the appeals filed by Palestine refugee families against two punitive demolitions in Kalandia refugee camp
Official Statements
AdCom and donor representatives pose with students who won the national robotics competition, Qalqilya Boys School. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Kazem Abu Khalaf
06 June 2016
UNRWA conducted a West Bank field visit to Advisory Commission members and other donor representatives
Press Releases