Emergency Reports

Students during class at one of UNRWA schools.  © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
17 October 2017
Years of conflict and blockade have left the health sector in the Gaza Strip lacking in infrastructure and equipment and in professional development and training opportunities for health staff. Facilities are overstretched and service is frequently interrupted by power cuts.
Thirteen-year-old Shahed Shalayel, a Palestine refugee student at the UNRWA Al-Zaitoun Preparatory Girls School B in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
02 October 2017
“I was two years old when the blockade on Gaza began, now I am 13 years old. I have lived my whole life feeling its impact.,” says 13-year-old, Shahed Shalayel, a Palestine refugee student at the UNRWA Al-Zaitoun Preparatory Girls School B in Gaza city.
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, meets UNRWA Central School Parliament students. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
17 September 2017
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, visited the Gaza Strip on 30 August, joined by the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, and UNRWA Commissioner-General Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl
Two UNRWA students from Gaza enjoy recess in their first day of school. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
10 September 2017
On 23 August, over 271,216 students (131,534 girls and139,682 boys) started the 2017-2018 school year in 276 UNRWA schools across the Gaza Strip
Children perform a dance during the closing ceremony for the Summer Fun Weeks, held in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
15 August 2017
UNRWA recently adopted a new Gender Equality Strategy which will form a key component of the Agency’s work to ensure that UNRWA services are provided in an equitable and needs-sensitive manner