Gaza Strip

A Sweeter Future
09 April 2014
A deformed leg, a failing thyroid gland and kidney disease were not enough to hold Alla Jarghoun down. Her illness may have forced her to withdraw from school, but she wasn’t willing to give up
From Gaza to Mount Kilimanjaro
04 April 2014
At the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Motasem Abu Karsh, a Palestine refugee from Gaza’s Amer neighbourhood, raised the flag of Palestine to fly in the sky above Africa. For this 16-year-old, it was a particularly sweet victory. To reach the top of the mountain, Motasem had...
24 March 2014
The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi, laid the cornerstone today for an innovative project to construct an environmentally friendly, zero-emission ‘green school’ in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. The project has come about after...
Choices Made, Choices Denied
20 March 2014
Choices Made, Choices Denied: A perspective on the question of Palestine refugees Lecture by Filippo Grandi, UNRWA Commissioner-General, at Birzeit University Ladies and Gentlemen, Students, faculty, members of the diplomatic corps, Dr Fayyad, colleagues, and honourable...
19 March 2014
Gaza As a child, Um Ahmad didn’t have the opportunity to go to school, and she was completely illiterate when she got married, at only 18. But those who underestimate women like this Palestine refugee from Khan Younis, in Gaza, should take a look at Um Ahmad today. Now 42,...
Palestine’s Silent Emergency: Breaking the Silence
17 March 2014
Statement of the Deputy Commissioner-General, Margot Ellis, on the Occasion of the Launch of the Inter-Agency Humanitarian Appeal for Gaza and the West Bank Ramallah Your Excellency, the Minister of Planning and Development, Mohammad Abu Ramadan; The Resident and...
From Gaza to Japan, a Message of Solidarity
12 March 2014
Gaza On the third anniversary of the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan, a message of continued solidarity and strength was carried there on the wind from the Gaza Strip. One thousand Palestine refugee students from UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools in Gaza...
Mohammed Assaf’s visit to the Gaza Strip
12 February 2014
UNRWA Goodwill Ambassador Mohammed Assaf visited a number UNRWA operations in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, including an elementary school, where he took a seat at a desk with the other students. He spent some time at the UNRWA training centre in Khan Younis,...