reconstruction

Students during class at one of UNRWA schools.  © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
17 October 2017
Years of conflict and blockade have left the health sector in the Gaza Strip lacking in infrastructure and equipment and in professional development and training opportunities for health staff. Facilities are overstretched and service is frequently interrupted by power cuts.
Speaking at the Nahr el-Bared workshop, the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone said: “The NBC project ultimately is about human beings and human dignity, not just buildings. We need to strengthen trust and work together in addressing all aspects of this project.” - © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Maysoun Mustafa
12 October 2017
UNRWA held a workshop on the reconstruction of Nahr el-Bared Camp, bringing together representatives of the refugee community and other key stakeholders including Lebanese and Palestinian officials and donors’ representatives
The Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, Ambassador Christina Lassen, and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, hand over keys to Palestine refugee families to celebrate their return to Nahr el Bared camp, Lebanon. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Maysoun Mustafa
03 October 2017
UNRWA and the European Union held a ceremony in Nahr el-Bared camp to mark the handing over of newly reconstructed houses to 93 returning families
Thirteen-year-old Shahed Shalayel, a Palestine refugee student at the UNRWA Al-Zaitoun Preparatory Girls School B in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
02 October 2017
“I was two years old when the blockade on Gaza began, now I am 13 years old. I have lived my whole life feeling its impact.,” says 13-year-old, Shahed Shalayel, a Palestine refugee student at the UNRWA Al-Zaitoun Preparatory Girls School B in Gaza city.
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, meets UNRWA Central School Parliament students. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
17 September 2017
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, visited the Gaza Strip on 30 August, joined by the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, and UNRWA Commissioner-General Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl
Two UNRWA students from Gaza enjoy recess in their first day of school. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
10 September 2017
On 23 August, over 271,216 students (131,534 girls and139,682 boys) started the 2017-2018 school year in 276 UNRWA schools across the Gaza Strip
Children perform a dance during the closing ceremony for the Summer Fun Weeks, held in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
15 August 2017
UNRWA recently adopted a new Gender Equality Strategy which will form a key component of the Agency’s work to ensure that UNRWA services are provided in an equitable and needs-sensitive manner
Palestine refugee children from Gaza play during the Summer Fun Weeks. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
27 July 2017
“I used to hear about Gaza on television and the internet, but sadly I could never visit due to the restrictions on movement. When I heard about Student Camp in my school, I became excited because I was finally going to visit Gaza,” said thirteen-year-old Ahmed Mousa, a...
A Palestine child refugee studies without electricity in Beach camp, western Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
22 July 2017
“I knew about Summer Fun Weeks from my classmates who participated last year: how much they enjoyed their time, how they met new friends, had fun and learned new things. So I asked my family if I could apply this year and they agreed. They said it’s in the school, so it’s a...