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Gaza © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Guillaume Petermann
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UNRWA provided a submission to the United Nations Secretary-General on the implementation of resolution A/RES/70/138 entitled ‘The Girl Child’. The submission includes updates on the progress of girls’ access to education and the obstacles that may preclude it, covering the 2015/16 scholastic...

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Our response to an increasingly challenging protection environment in Lebanon focuses on safeguarding and realizing the rights of Palestine refugees, with a particular focus on the needs of the most vulnerable groups.

Key protection issues for Palestine Refugees from Lebanon include the...

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This month, UNRWA became a partner of the ‘Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Emergencies.’ The Call to Action is an initiative launched to transform humanitarian practice and end sexual and gender-based violence in emergencies. This underlines the Agency’s...

Students from Al-Amal Preparatory School for Girls in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, participate in psychosocial support activities. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj
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In 2016, UNRWA completed the construction of 24 new school buildings, addressing the current and future needs of UNRWA students. In addition, over the past year the infrastructure and camp improvement programme completed the construction of two health centres, four...

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The challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from the implementation of Gender Action Plans during the second half of 2016 will be discussed in a February video conference bringing together all UNRWA fields.