Gaza

Palestine refugee youth participating in activities promoting peace and non-violence leave their handprint on the International Youth Day banner at the end of an open day for children held at Sharm Park, Gaza. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
17 August 2017
International Youth Day provides a unique opportunity to shed light on the ongoing commitment of UNRWA to empowering Palestine refugee youth
Children perform a dance during the closing ceremony for the Summer Fun Weeks, held in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
15 August 2017
UNRWA recently adopted a new Gender Equality Strategy which will form a key component of the Agency’s work to ensure that UNRWA services are provided in an equitable and needs-sensitive manner
Graduates of the SFWs Student Ambassador Programme sing the national anthem during their graduation ceremony. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
31 July 2017
For three weeks, 60 UNRWA students from fifth to ninth grade participated in the Student Ambassador Programme, which empowers them to serve as representatives of the UNRWA student body in local events and international forums
Palestine refugee children from Gaza play during the Summer Fun Weeks. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
27 July 2017
“I used to hear about Gaza on television and the internet, but sadly I could never visit due to the restrictions on movement. When I heard about Student Camp in my school, I became excited because I was finally going to visit Gaza,” said thirteen-year-old Ahmed Mousa, a...
26 July 2017
Due to the scale of damage and destruction resulting from the 2014 conflict, UNRWA continued to allocate resources for Transitional Shelter Cash Assistance (TSCA) and shelter repairs during the first half of 2017. In total, 4,492 families received TSCA and 2,935 received...
A Palestine child refugee studies without electricity in Beach camp, western Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
22 July 2017
“I knew about Summer Fun Weeks from my classmates who participated last year: how much they enjoyed their time, how they met new friends, had fun and learned new things. So I asked my family if I could apply this year and they agreed. They said it’s in the school, so it’s a...
Lawyer Hayat Mahmoud standing in front of a poster distributed during the ‘Girls Not Brides: End Child Marriage’ initiative in the Al-Daraj Women’s Programme Centre in Gaza City. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Saraj
20 July 2017
Imagine a 15-year-old child married and having babies; it’s a child raising children
Summer Fun Weeks (SFW) opening ceremony in the Zaitoun Preparatory Girls School (B) in Gaza city. Photo credit: ©UNRWA Gaza 2017. Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj.
16 July 2017
UNRWA opened the 2017 Summer Fun Weeks (SFWs) in the Zaitoun Preparatory Girls School (B) in Gaza city. The ceremony included different activities for children such as the traditional Palestinian Dabka dance, games and drawing workshops.
Thirty-nine-year-old Hanan Ahmed in her dress shop in Gaza City. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Saraj
13 July 2017
Thanks to the loans from the UNRWA Microfinance Programme, Hanan from Gaza scaled up her business, renting a bigger place and buying new supplies. This enabled her to improve the livelihood of her family and build up her independence
UNRWA students during their participation in the opening ceremony performances of the Summer Fun Weeks held in Al-Zaitoun Elementary Girls School, Gaza City. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Fadi Thabet
10 July 2017
One hundred and eighty-six thousand children are participating in ‘Summer Fun Weeks’ – a month-long programme of summer activities organized by UNRWA