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© 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.
Al-Amin Health Centre, Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
30 March 2017
The European Union, through the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, has donated EUR 10 million to UNRWA for its programmes in Syria, including education, health, technical and vocational education and training, microfinance and emergency cash...
The Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Bo Schack, local community leaders, teachers and students attended the opening of a rooftop garden in UNRWA Nuseirat Preparatory Girls School B. © 2017 UNRWA Photo
23 March 2017
UNRWA estimates that during 2016 Gaza Field Office generated more than 27,700 jobs, including over 14,700 regular staff, more than 4,600 Job Creation Programme full-time job-equivalents and close to 9,000 construction worker full-time equivalents
23 March 2017
The Islamic Development Bank in its capacity as Coordinator for the Programme of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Reconstruction of Gaza, has re-programmed and signed a US$40 million agreement with UNRWA to support shelter repair and reconstruction of at least 1,000...
Syria Palestine Refugees Humanitarian Snapshot, February 2017
20 March 2017
UNRWA noted the escalation of violence in Dera’a Governorate, south of Damascus. Fighting among all parties to the conflict in the area at the end of February caused large displacement of families, impeded civilian access to live-saving aid and resulted in the deaths of...
Participants in the walk/run organized by the UNRWA Relief and Social Services Programme in Gaza, in cooperation with seven Woman Programme Centres, to draw the attention towards gender equality issues in Palestinian society, to break stereotypes and to encourage sports activities for women. © 2017 UNRWA Photo
20 March 2017
On 8 March, International Women’s Day (IWD), under this year’s theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030” (#BeBoldforChange), the UNRWA Relief and Social Services Programme (RSSP) in Gaza, in cooperation with seven Woman Programme Centres, organized a...
Shrouq Kassab has been lives living with her family in UNRWA Damascus Training Centre collective shelter since 2013 after being displaced multiple times. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2017
Being a fifth-year student in the Faculty of Medicine at Damascus, 23-year-old Shrouq Kassab is energetic and hardworking, hoping to become a surgeon one day. “I am now volunteering as a doctor in the Yalda district in Damascus once a month,” she explains
Ali Hussien lives in the Ariha School collective shelter in Khan Dunoun, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid
15 March 2017
Ali explains the difficulties of living in a shelter: “We live in a room with tiled walls, which makes the room colder during the winter. Sometimes, when my sister comes back from kindergarten, she cries because of the cold. I give her my jacket and I go play outside to...
Ma’moun Mersal, a Palestine refugee from Syria, managed to flee the conflict-ridden country three years ago. He now lives with his three kids, his wife and his mother in Beqaa Valley, Lebanon. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Christien van den Brink
15 March 2017
Ma’moun Mersal, a Palestine refugee from Syria, managed to flee the conflict-ridden country three years ago. He travelled to Lebanon with his three kids, his wife and his mother