emergency

Twenty-year old Fares Sani is measuring window glass before cutting it, in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan‬
19 June 2015
The UNRWA Maintenance Office in Jabalia, northern Gaza, is full of old blue UNRWA school doors waiting for a makeover, piles of window glass, large white paint buckets, and other material necessary to keep UNRWA facilities in good working condition. Standing amid the...
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) team member Mohammed Atallah shares his experience with other Collective Centre Management Unit staff during a training on ‘lessons learned‘ held on 26 April in Gaza City. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
06 May 2015
“The most important output from this training is to find and discuss the most successful approaches in the management of UNRWA Collective Centres,” said Ansa Masaud, head of the UNRWA Collective Centres Management Unit (CCMU) at the beginning of a ‘lessons learned’ event...
Staff members of Community Based Organizations in Khan Younis actively participate in a ‘Training of Trainers’ workshop offered by the UNRWA Gender Initiative with funds from BMZ Germany. Photo credit: © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Ahmed Al Maqadama.
23 April 2015
UNRWA has entered the final phase of an early recovery project called ‘Assistance to Support Education, Health and Gender in the Transition from Emergency to Development’, generously funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ).
UNRWA and the EU collaborate on education in emergency
18 July 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has been working to provide education and psychosocial support to the many Palestine refugee children displaced from Syria by the country’s long-running conflict. Support from the European Union (EU), which has contributed...
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
Annual Education Conference, Damascus Training Centre, Syria. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Iyad Faouri
08 August 2017
The UNRWA education programme in Syria held its annual conference in Damascus, bringing together school teachers, counsellors and principals, among others, to review the previous academic year and discuss the challenges, achievements and overall direction of the programme
Syria Emergency Response Progress Highlights
03 August 2017
According to a verification exercise conducted at the end of 2016, 438,000 Palestine refugees remain in Syria. Out of those, 418,000 individuals, or 95 per cent, rely on humanitarian assistance, including cash, food and non-food items, to survive and 254,000 were displaced...
Palestine refugee children from Gaza play during the Summer Fun Weeks. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
27 July 2017
“I used to hear about Gaza on television and the internet, but sadly I could never visit due to the restrictions on movement. When I heard about Student Camp in my school, I became excited because I was finally going to visit Gaza,” said thirteen-year-old Ahmed Mousa, a...