Emergency Reports

Participants in the walk/run organized by the UNRWA Relief and Social Services Programme in Gaza, in cooperation with seven Woman Programme Centres, to draw the attention towards gender equality issues in Palestinian society, to break stereotypes and to encourage sports activities for women. © 2017 UNRWA Photo
20 March 2017
On 8 March, International Women’s Day (IWD), under this year’s theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030” (#BeBoldforChange), the UNRWA Relief and Social Services Programme (RSSP) in Gaza, in cooperation with seven Woman Programme Centres, organized a...
Children fly kites during an event organized by UNRWA to mark the anniversary of the 11 March 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, 5 March 2017. © 2017 UNRWA Photo
09 March 2017
Five years ago UNRWA started to commemorate the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan – which had killed over 15,890 persons – with a “Kites of Hope” event in Gaza. This year, on 5 March, again more than 1,000 Palestine refugee children flew their kites in Khan Younis,...
From Gaza to Syria, from my heart to yours: for Palestine refugees. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
02 March 2017
21 –28 February 2017 | Issue 183 Highlights: To get input and collect ideas for the development of the new UNRWA school design, the Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme held 27 focus groups with elementary and preparatory school students, parents, teachers and...
A drawing produced by one of the participants in the comic drawing training, organized by the Gaza Communications Office in cooperation with a Community-Based Organization in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarajj
26 February 2017
The situation in Gaza remains challenging. Under blockade for a decade, the enclave remains gripped by a water and electricity crisis, compounding an already unsettling socio-economic situation with one of the highest unemployment rates worldwide
UNRWA students during casting auditions in the UNRWA TV studio at the Gaza Field Office. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Hussain Jaber
17 February 2017
UNRWA estimates that due to the impact of the blockade and recurrent conflicts approximately 30 per cent of UNRWA students require structured psychosocial interventions