West Bank

Israeli authorities demolished this residential structure in the Palestinian community of Al Jiftlik Abu Al Ajaj in Area C of the Occupied West Bank in April 2015. Photo: OCHA (file)
19 August 2015
On Tuesday, the Coordinator for Humanitarian and UN Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Robert Piper, and the Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, Felipe Sanchez, expressed grave concern about demolitions that were carried out yesterday by the Israeli Civil Administration in...
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Mahmood, a young teenager growing up in Arroub camp, was shot by Israeli security forces (ISF) firing plastic-coated metal bullets last summer. Over the last several years, the use of live ammunition by the ISF in West Bank refugee camps has increased. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ruba Hafayda
14 August 2015
A year after the violent summer of 2014, the pain of their injuries lingers for many Palestine refugees in the West Bank. Mahmood is a young teenager growing up in Arroub camp. Clashes occur frequently in the camp – more than once a week – with search operations by Israeli security forces (ISF) occurring every few...
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28 May 2015
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has announced a new SEK 40 million (US$ 4.8 million) contribution to the UNRWA Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory. The Emergency Appeal addresses the humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including...
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UNRWA Donor Relations Division Chief Virginia Villar-Arribas and Austrian Representative Dr. Andrea Nasi at a signing ceremony in East Jerusalem. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
25 May 2015
The Austrian government has donated EUR 1.25 million (US$ 1,382,743) to help UNRWA provide health care to Palestine refugees in Gaza and the West Bank.
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UN Officials: Israel must halt plans to transfer Palestinian Bedouins
20 May 2015
The Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, James W. Rawley, and the Director of UNRWA Operations West Bank, Felipe Sanchez, expressed their grave concern today that Israel is rapidly advancing plans to transfer Palestinian Bedouins in the central West Bank from their current communities.
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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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