Gaza

Students in UNRWA schools receive schools bags and stationary. © 2017 UNRWA Photo
21 April 2017
A looming energy crisis in Gaza is expected to have far-reaching social, economic and political consequences, further undermining the delivery of basic public services
Gaza Field Communications Office team. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
13 April 2017
UNRWA completed the maintenance of the Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired, which serves 130 visually impaired children. As of end of March, 30 UNRWA infrastructure projects worth US$ 64.23 million were under implementation in Gaza
Artist Israa’ Musallam, 28 years old, is drawing on the walls of the UNRWA Gaza Field Office. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al Sarraj
13 April 2017
To spread positive messages, and add more colour to life among students and staff in Gaza, over the past six months approximately 190 young Palestinian artists have painted the internal walls of 70 UNRWA installations across Gaza. This has included newly-constructed UNRWA...
© 2017 UNRWA Photo
09 April 2017
28 March – 4 April 2017 | Issue 188 Highlights 262 UNRWA schools in Gaza are currently participating in the Arab Reading Challenge initiative, a competition first launched in September 2015 by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime...
© 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...
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...
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...
Students from Al-Amal Preparatory School for Girls in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, participate in psychosocial support activities. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj
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In 2016, UNRWA completed the construction of 24 new school buildings, addressing the current and future needs of UNRWA students. In addition, over the past year the infrastructure and camp improvement programme completed the construction of two health centres, four...

Children fly kites during an event organized by UNRWA to mark the anniversary of the 11 March 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, 5 March 2017. © 2017 UNRWA Photo
09 March 2017
Five years ago UNRWA started to commemorate the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan – which had killed over 15,890 persons – with a “Kites of Hope” event in Gaza. This year, on 5 March, again more than 1,000 Palestine refugee children flew their kites in Khan Younis,...