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
Women employed through the Agency’s Job Creation Programme pack cleaning materials. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
06 July 2017
A Japanese delegation led by His Excellency Mr. Tomita Koji, Ambassador of Japan to Israel, visited the Gaza Strip on 3 July 2017
©UNRWA Gaza 2017. Photo by Tamer Hamam.
24 June 2017
The Gaza Strip faces regular power cuts and provision of electricity remains well below demand. The cuts affect critical services like health, waste water treatment as well as education, homes and businesses.
15 June 2017
06 June – 12 June 2017 | issue 198 Highlights In a statement issued over the weekend, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbühl marked 50 years of occupation of the Palestinian territory – the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza – and called on the...
UNRWA students say goodbye to their peers in the Netherlands at the end of their first ‘My Voice-My School’ Skype call at Al-Remal School in Gaza City. © 2016  UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
15 June 2017
For close to 10 years, the people of Gaza have lived under a tight land, air and sea blockade that affects many aspects of their lives. Today, an entire generation of children in Gaza do not know life outside of the Gaza Strip; they have already lived through three armed...
© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Bagdadi
12 June 2017
“Fifty years on, the human consequences of the occupation remain inescapable for all affected by it,” says Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. “The occupation cuts into every aspect of life for more than 2 million Palestine refugees, who represent some 42 percent of all...
A security person during training in Khan Younis Training Centre (KYTC), southern Gaza Strip© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
12 June 2017
The blockade on Gaza will enter its 11th year in June 2017. The heavy restrictions on the movement of people and goods in and out of Gaza , in addition to the three consecutive conflicts and the internal political divide, have not only crushed the enclave’s formerly trade-...