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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...
Jaramana collective shelter, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
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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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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...
The Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Bo Schack, participated in the first session of an awareness-raising radio programme – focusing on topics such as early marriage, Gender-Based Violence, women’s rights and women’s economic empowerment – launched by the UNRWA communications with communities (CwC) team, in cooperation with the Gaza-based Alwan radio station. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
15 December 2016
December – 13 December 2016 | Issue 174 “I am happy with this ceremony that highlighted the human rights and values: the values that we all should enjoy and practice, the values that define our humanity.” Khadeja Al-Shareef, 12, UNRWA student. Read more here . Highlights To...
The German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, and the Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Bo Schack, visited the Hashem Elementary Boys A&B School in Gaza City. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
11 December 2016
29 November – 6 December 2016 | Issue 173 “Education is the main tool to reduce early marriage in the community. The psychological impact of early marriage is something one can’t easily forget.” Hayat Mahmoud, lawyer in a Women’s Programme Centre. Read more here ...