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A Palestine child refugee studies without electricity in Beach camp, western Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
22 July 2017
“I knew about Summer Fun Weeks from my classmates who participated last year: how much they enjoyed their time, how they met new friends, had fun and learned new things. So I asked my family if I could apply this year and they agreed. They said it’s in the school, so it’s a...
Summer Fun Weeks (SFW) opening ceremony in the Zaitoun Preparatory Girls School (B) in Gaza city. Photo credit: ©UNRWA Gaza 2017. Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj.
16 July 2017
UNRWA opened the 2017 Summer Fun Weeks (SFWs) in the Zaitoun Preparatory Girls School (B) in Gaza city. The ceremony included different activities for children such as the traditional Palestinian Dabka dance, games and drawing workshops.
Women employed through the Agency’s Job Creation Programme pack cleaning materials. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
06 July 2017
A Japanese delegation led by His Excellency Mr. Tomita Koji, Ambassador of Japan to Israel, visited the Gaza Strip on 3 July 2017
©UNRWA Gaza 2017. Photo by Tamer Hamam.
24 June 2017
The Gaza Strip faces regular power cuts and provision of electricity remains well below demand. The cuts affect critical services like health, waste water treatment as well as education, homes and businesses.
© 2015 UNRWA Photo
21 June 2017
Through its Education in Emergencies (EiE) programme, UNRWA helps to ensure that Palestine refugee children, across the Agency's five fields of operations, can continue to access quality education and learning opportunities, even in times of crisis and conflict. The UNRWA...
15 June 2017
06 June – 12 June 2017 | issue 198 Highlights In a statement issued over the weekend, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbühl marked 50 years of occupation of the Palestinian territory – the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza – and called on the...
A security person during training in Khan Younis Training Centre (KYTC), southern Gaza Strip© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
12 June 2017
The blockade on Gaza will enter its 11th year in June 2017. The heavy restrictions on the movement of people and goods in and out of Gaza , in addition to the three consecutive conflicts and the internal political divide, have not only crushed the enclave’s formerly trade-...
Deir El-Balah camp. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Yagi
04 June 2017
The UNRWA Advisory Commission, the Agency’s advisory body composed of its largest donors and host governments, met in Amman on 22 and 23 May to review strategic developments in the situation of Palestine refugees and the work of UNRWA
A colored street in Beach camp, western Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
29 May 2017
Gaza suffers from a chronic electricity crisis, presently experiencing 12 hours daily power outages, which disrupt the normal functioning of humanitarian infrastructure and daily life