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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. 

Operations and Achievements in Syria 2016
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2016 was be marked by escalating violence across Syria, impacting Palestine refugees, especially in Aleppo and Rif Damascus. Since 2012, 17 UNRWA staff members have lost their lives as a result of the conflict, including four in 2016 alone, in Khan Eshieh, Qabr Essit and Aleppo. Many more have...

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UNRWA will be joining the rest of the UN system in reporting on the UN System-wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, or UN-SWAP, based on common performance standards for the gender-related work of all UN entities, ensuring greater coherence and accountability.