reconstruction

Palestine refugee students perform Karate during the Education in Emergencies project closing ceremony in Asma’a Preparatory Girls in Beach camp, western Gaza. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
20 May 2017
09 May – 16 May 2017 | Issue 194 Highlights To build on existing communication channels with the community, and expressing UNRWA solidarity with the Palestine refugees in Gaza during the current energy crisis which is compounded by the desperate situation caused by cyclical...
Aya at reconstructed UNRWA primary school of Battir. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Maysoun Jamal Mustafa
20 May 2017
I urge the international community to redouble their efforts in order to bridge the remaining gap and ensure that the refugees from Nahr el-Bared can live in dignity and return to their homes in the camp as soon as possible
Palestine refugee children and mothers participate in the Community Mental Health Programme event ‘I have an idea’ in the Gaza Training Centre in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj
14 May 2017
The 10-year blockade on Gaza has created an acute electricity crisis with serious implications for the health, water and sanitation sectors and a cumulative impact on the overall humanitarian situation
Gaza Field Communications Office team. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
13 April 2017
UNRWA completed the maintenance of the Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired, which serves 130 visually impaired children. As of end of March, 30 UNRWA infrastructure projects worth US$ 64.23 million were under implementation in Gaza
© 2017 UNRWA Photo
09 April 2017
28 March – 4 April 2017 | Issue 188 Highlights 262 UNRWA schools in Gaza are currently participating in the Arab Reading Challenge initiative, a competition first launched in September 2015 by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime...
© 2017 UNRWA Photo
02 April 2017
Although there has been an increase in the import of building materials through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism, the import of other materials badly needed for humanitarian and development efforts in the coastal enclave but considered dual-use by Israel continues to be a...
The Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Bo Schack, local community leaders, teachers and students attended the opening of a rooftop garden in UNRWA Nuseirat Preparatory Girls School B. © 2017 UNRWA Photo
23 March 2017
UNRWA estimates that during 2016 Gaza Field Office generated more than 27,700 jobs, including over 14,700 regular staff, more than 4,600 Job Creation Programme full-time job-equivalents and close to 9,000 construction worker full-time equivalents
23 March 2017
The Islamic Development Bank in its capacity as Coordinator for the Programme of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Reconstruction of Gaza, has re-programmed and signed a US$40 million agreement with UNRWA to support shelter repair and reconstruction of at least 1,000...
Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Bo Schack, and UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator, Mr. Roberto Valent, during the signing ceremony of the amendment to the MOU between UNRWA and UNDP on repairing shelters for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip with generous support from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
15 March 2017
As part of their continuous efforts to support the Palestinian people, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an amendment to the memorandum of understanding,...
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,...