2018 UNRWA Photo by Carlos Pérez Osorio
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) released today its annual Health Report for 2018, which confirms that, despite facing unprecedented financial challenges in 2018 that endangered the provision of the Agency’s services to 5.4 million registered Palestine refugees, the provision of primary health care and the facilitation of hospital services across the five fields of operation in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, continued uninterrupted. UNRWA attributes this achievement to the remarkable commitment of health...
Cooperation between sanitation laborers and local community as they clean Baqa'a refugee camp together to welcome the holy month of Ramadan. @ 2019 UNRWA photo by Daniah Al-Batayneh
Just inside Baqa’a refugee camp, south of the capital city, activities are already in full swing in preparation of the holy month of Ramadan
©UNRWA Gaza 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj
At a time when Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan, often characterized by the festive nature of its Iftars , in Gaza, more than half the population depends on food aid from the international community. Unless UNRWA secures at least an additional US$ 60 million by June, our ability to continue providing food to more than 1 million Palestine refugees in Gaza, including some 620,000 abject poor - those who cannot cover their basic food needs and who have to survive on US$ 1.6 per da y - and nearly 390,000 absolute poor - those who survive on about US$ 3.5 per day –...