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Children from the Gaza Strip playing. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
12 January 2017
UNRWA launched the 2017 UNRWA Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory on 10 January with an event in Aida Camp to create a human connection between donors and Palestine refugees and to showcase the unique contribution of UNRWA in serving Palestine refugee communities
Emergency Reports
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
12 January 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl recounts his encounter with Rana, a Palestine refugee from Qabr Essit refugee camp in southern rural Damascus who lost one of her legs as a result of a double car bomb attack that killed more than 120 people and injured dozens. Mr. Krähenbühl said that Rana spoke to him...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (centre) launches the 2017 UNRWA emergency appeals for the oPt and the Syria regional crisis, Palais des Nations, Geneva. 9 January 2017. UN Photo by Violaine Martin
09 January 2017
UNRWA launched today two international appeals totaling US$ 813 million to fund the emergency response to the crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and to meet the critical humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria, including those displaced into...
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Jaramana collective shelter, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
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2017
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In 2016, the conflict in Syria continued with intensity and unpredictability, resulting in further loss of civilian life and material destruction. Palestine refugees continue to be among those worst affected by the conflict.

In 2017, UNRWA requires US$ 411 million for its humanitarian...

Jaramana collective shelter, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
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2017
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Delivering vital assistance and services to Palestine refugees in Syria remains a major challenge for UNRWA. 
During 2016, the conflict in Syria has continued with intensity and unpredictability, resulting in further loss of civilian life and material destruction. Of the estimated 450,000...

Repairing the water network in Jabalia camp, northern Gaza © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
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2017
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In 2016, Palestine refugees across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) faced continued Israeli occupation, repeated violations of human rights and high levels of violence. In Gaza, the political and security situation remains volatile. Two and a half years on from the 2014 hostilities,...

Repairing the water network in Jabalia camp, northern Gaza © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
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2017
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In 2016, Palestine refugees across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) faced continued Israeli occupation, repeated violations of human rights and high levels of violence. In Gaza, the political and security situation remains volatile. 6,750 Palestine refugee families remain displaced as a...

© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al Sarraj
22 December 2016
As part of its efforts to address the rising number of Palestine refugee students in UNRWA schools and to serve Sustainable Development Goal number eight, which calls for promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all, UNRWA has hired 600 support teachers under its Graduate...
Emergency Reports