Gaza

Shukri Ali is painting the door of his newly reconstructed house. Shukri’s family completed the reconstruction of their house with support from UNRWA. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj
28 November 2016
A few weeks ago, Shukri Ali’s family completed the reconstruction of their house with support from UNRWA and moved back to their old, still largely damaged neighbourhood
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SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, H.E. Eng. Yousef al-Bassam (second from right) shakes hands with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl after signing the agreements. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
28 November 2016
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development, has contributed US$ 67 million to UNRWA for projects to be implemented in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan. The three agreements were signed today by the SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, H.E. Eng. Yousef al-Bassam, and UNRWA Commissioner-...
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25 November 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse over US$ 1.6 million for reconstruction (US$ 1,218,296) and severe repair works (US$ 409,636) to a total of 219 refugee families across Gaza. The benefiting families were able to access their assistance through the local banks. Emergency shelter – including support for home repairs,...
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
24 November 2016
In November 2016, UNRWA was able to pay the third quarter transitional shelter cash assistance to all displaced and eligible refugee families in Gaza, whose homes were severely damaged or totally destroyed and rendered uninhabitable during the 2014 conflict
Emergency Reports
Displaced Palestine refugee Saleh Swidan is standing in front of his caravan in eastern Gaza City, where he has lived with his family since his home was totally destroyed in the 2014 conflict. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Sarraj
24 November 2016
UNRWA is in critical need of US$ 5.5 million to provide displaced refugee families in Gaza with the final rental subsidy payment for this year, without which they risk spending the winter in damaged, half-repaired homes or going deeply into debt to pay rent by themselves
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
18 November 2016
On 14 and 15 November, the UNRWA Advisory Commission met in Amman, Jordan for its biannual meeting, to discuss key challenges and opportunities in the Agency’s five fields of operation
Emergency Reports
UNRWA Photographer Tammer Hamam. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al Sarraj
16 November 2016
UNRWA Photographer Tamer Hamam believes that “every person has a story, and this story deserves to be remembered”
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
10 November 2016
More than two years after the end of the 2014 conflict in Gaza – the most devastating of the three conflicts in the past seven years, the reconstruction and recovery of Gaza has made progress yet many challenges remain
Emergency Reports
Damascus, Syria, 10 November 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
09 November 2016
Palestine refugee students in five schools in Syria, Gaza and Lebanon will be paired to explore and advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 ‘Quality education’ with their peers in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America through the ‘My Voice-My School’ project
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