Gaza

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,...
From Gaza to Syria, from my heart to yours: for Palestine refugees. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
02 March 2017
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...
28-year-old Mokaram Al-Hegi (left) during the comic drawing training in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarajj
27 February 2017
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
A drawing produced by one of the participants in the comic drawing training, organized by the Gaza Communications Office in cooperation with a Community-Based Organization in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarajj
26 February 2017
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
UNRWA students during casting auditions in the UNRWA TV studio at the Gaza Field Office. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Hussain Jaber
17 February 2017
UNRWA estimates that due to the impact of the blockade and recurrent conflicts approximately 30 per cent of UNRWA students require structured psychosocial interventions
Screenshot of the promotion for the Health Talk Show, produced by the UNRWA Communications with Communities (CwC) team, and broadcast on UNRWA TV and its associated YouTube channel.
09 February 2017
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
© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
05 February 2017
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
A UNRWA Job Creation Programme beneficiary working on a strawberry farm in northern Gaza. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
27 January 2017
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
Palestine refugee girl in front of her make-shift home in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
19 January 2017
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