Gaza

Twenty-year old Fares Sani is measuring window glass before cutting it, in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan‬
19 June 2015
The UNRWA Maintenance Office in Jabalia, northern Gaza, is full of old blue UNRWA school doors waiting for a makeover, piles of window glass, large white paint buckets, and other material necessary to keep UNRWA facilities in good working condition. Standing amid the material are two 20-year-old Palestine refugees -...
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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) team member Mohammed Atallah shares his experience with other Collective Centre Management Unit staff during a training on ‘lessons learned‘ held on 26 April in Gaza City. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
06 May 2015
“The most important output from this training is to find and discuss the most successful approaches in the management of UNRWA Collective Centres,” said Ansa Masaud, head of the UNRWA Collective Centres Management Unit (CCMU) at the beginning of a ‘lessons learned’ event held on 26 April for 25 UNRWA staff members in...
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Staff members of Community Based Organizations in Khan Younis actively participate in a ‘Training of Trainers’ workshop offered by the UNRWA Gender Initiative with funds from BMZ Germany. Photo credit: © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Ahmed Al Maqadama.
23 April 2015
UNRWA has entered the final phase of an early recovery project called ‘Assistance to Support Education, Health and Gender in the Transition from Emergency to Development’, generously funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ).
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28-year-old Mokaram Al-Hegi (left) during the comic drawing training in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarajj
27 February 2017
UNRWA launched its first comic drawing workshop in cooperation with a community-based organization in Gaza city for the benefit of 25 young women from all areas of Gaza. The training will last for one month and focus on such topics as early marriage and gender-based violence
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A drawing produced by one of the participants in the comic drawing training, organized by the Gaza Communications Office in cooperation with a Community-Based Organization in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarajj
26 February 2017
The situation in Gaza remains challenging. Under blockade for a decade, the enclave remains gripped by a water and electricity crisis, compounding an already unsettling socio-economic situation with one of the highest unemployment rates worldwide
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UNRWA students during casting auditions in the UNRWA TV studio at the Gaza Field Office. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Hussain Jaber
17 February 2017
UNRWA estimates that due to the impact of the blockade and recurrent conflicts approximately 30 per cent of UNRWA students require structured psychosocial interventions
Emergency Reports
Screenshot of the promotion for the Health Talk Show, produced by the UNRWA Communications with Communities (CwC) team, and broadcast on UNRWA TV and its associated YouTube channel.
09 February 2017
Over the past year, the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for Visually Impaired implemented the Vision Project, which aimed to supplement and enrich the teaching of visually impaired children through the use of tablet computers and the Voice Dream Reader software
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© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
05 February 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited the Gaza Strip, where he met with the UNRWA central school parliament to hear from students about their living conditions, challenges as well as aspirations for the future
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A UNRWA Job Creation Programme beneficiary working on a strawberry farm in northern Gaza. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
27 January 2017
The Gaza Strip is suffering from a humanitarian crisis, epitomized by cyclic violence and destruction, chronic fuel and water crises and a glaring absence of any sustainable socio-economic improvements
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Palestine refugee girl in front of her make-shift home in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
19 January 2017
Between January and November 2016, UNRWA created job opportunities for approximately 19,200 beneficiaries in the Gaza Strip through the Job Creation Programme, injecting US$ 13.86 million into the Gaza economy
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