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,...
21 –28 February 2017 | Issue 183 Highlights: To get input and collect ideas for the development of the new UNRWA school design, the Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme held 27 focus groups with elementary and preparatory school students, parents, teachers and...
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
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
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
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
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
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