Press Releases

09 March 2016
The UNRWA Gender Initiative organized a celebration for International Women’s Day under this year’s slogan, ‘Planet 50:50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality’, in the UNRWA Vocational Training Centre in Khan Younis
UNRWA senior nurse Jamalat Abu Hilal (on the left) leads an awareness session for deaf women in Al-Amal Association in Rafah, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
08 March 2016
As part of its Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, UNRWA is organizing over 100 awareness and outreach sessions throughout the Gaza Strip.
Twenty-three-year-old Palestine refugee Ahmad al-Attar at his desk in the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired in Gaza City. “My dream is to become famous, famous for having done something big for the people of Gaza,” he said. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
01 March 2016
The Gaza Strip has one of the highest unemployment rates worldwide, according to the World Bank. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the overall unemployment rate stood at 38.4 per cent, as reported by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). While the rate declined...
Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza,  Bo Schack, opening the new Sa’d al-Abdallah al-Sabah building at the UNRWA Ibin Sina Elementary Boys School with the UNRWA Chief of the Education Programme, Faird Abu Athra, and UNRWA Chief Area Officer of Rafah, Dr. Yousef Mousa. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
01 March 2016
Through generous support from the Kuwaiti Development Fund through the Islamic Development Bank, UNRWA opened the new Sa’d al-Abduallah al-Sabah building in the UNRWA Ibin Sina Elementary Boys School in Rafah, southern Gaza
© 2016 UNRWA Photo
01 March 2016
During ceremony to honour Palestinian scholarship graduates, Palestine refugee students thanked His Excellency Seiichi Otsuka, Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon, for the significant Japanese contribution to the Scholarship Fund