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Palestine refugee students perform Karate during the Education in Emergencies project closing ceremony in Asma’a Preparatory Girls in Beach camp, western Gaza. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
20 May 2017
09 May – 16 May 2017 | Issue 194 Highlights To build on existing communication channels with the community, and expressing UNRWA solidarity with the Palestine refugees in Gaza during the current energy crisis which is compounded by the desperate situation caused by cyclical...
Palestine refugee children and mothers participate in the Community Mental Health Programme event ‘I have an idea’ in the Gaza Training Centre in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj
14 May 2017
The 10-year blockade on Gaza has created an acute electricity crisis with serious implications for the health, water and sanitation sectors and a cumulative impact on the overall humanitarian situation
A Palestine child refugees drawing during a Community Mental Health Programme (CMHP) activity at Al-Amal Preparatory Girls in Khan Younis, southern Gaza . Photo credit: ©UNRWA Gaza 2017. Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj.
07 May 2017
25 April – 01 May 2017 | issue 192 Highlights Efforts of the international community to support delivery of development assistance in Palestine continue. The bi-annual meeting of the Ad-Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) is taking place in Brussels on 4 May. Chaired by Norway and...
Syria Palestine Refugees Humanitarian Snapshot, January - March 2017
05 May 2017
On 30 March, UNRWA participated in the second inter-agency convoy to Khan Eshieh camp since access was resumed in December 2016.
 © 2017 UNRWA Photo
30 April 2017
Two Palestine refugee female students in the eighth grade at UNRWA Al-Zaitoun Preparatory Girls' School (B) won the second and third place in a regional drawing competition organized by the World Health Organization to mark World Health Day under the theme of 'Depression:...
Syria Palestine Refugees Humanitarian Snapshot, March 2017
24 April 2017
Fighting increased in Eastern Ghouta, causingmajor displacement, including for Palestine refugee families. In response to recent developments, UNRWA distributed vital food and non-food assistance to Palestine refugees newly displaced from Qaboun and Barzeh. The Agency also...
Students in UNRWA schools receive schools bags and stationary. © 2017 UNRWA Photo
21 April 2017
A looming energy crisis in Gaza is expected to have far-reaching social, economic and political consequences, further undermining the delivery of basic public services
© 2017 UNRWA Photo
09 April 2017
28 March – 4 April 2017 | Issue 188 Highlights 262 UNRWA schools in Gaza are currently participating in the Arab Reading Challenge initiative, a competition first launched in September 2015 by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime...
© 2017 UNRWA Photo
02 April 2017
Although there has been an increase in the import of building materials through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism, the import of other materials badly needed for humanitarian and development efforts in the coastal enclave but considered dual-use by Israel continues to be a...
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visits Palestine refugees displaced from Ein el-Tal camp and sheltered in a governmental School in Aleppo. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Abu Zeid
31 March 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria from 26 to 31 March, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and senior government officials.