|Run or walk for the children of Gaza in Washington, DC|
|17 May 2013|
American Friends of UNRWA (AFU) invites you to join the 2nd annual Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run (and 1 mile fun walk option) on 8 June 2013 in Washington, DC. This family-friendly 5K provides a rare opportunity for people living in the United States to show their solidarity with the children of Gaza.
|Russia donates US$ 2 million to UNRWA|
|22 April 2013|
For the first time, Russia has contributed US$ 2 million to the General Fund of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The funds will go towards supporting UNRWA health, education and social services programmes
|UNRWA reopens its installations in Gaza|
|09 April 2013|
Based on the assurances UNRWA in Gaza received from different local parties, the Agency will reopen its installations across the Gaza Strip effective today, Tuesday 9 April. UNRWA was forced to close its distribution and relief offices last week due to ongoing demonstrations that affected its operations, a regrettable decision that hindered the Agency’s ability to provide much needed services and relief supplies to Palestine refugees in Gaza.
|Statement on today’s demonstrations inside UNRWA compound in Gaza|
|04 April 2013|
Demonstrators today stormed the compound of the UNRWA Gaza Field Office in response to a programme cut necessitated by budget shortfalls. The incident is a dramatic and disturbing escalation in a series of demonstrations that have taken place over the past week.
|A life filled with tragedy, Gaza woman learns she has diabetes and hypertension|
|02 April 2013|
During the three-week conflict in Gaza in 2009, Nimeh Hawwas, a Palestinian refugee from Gaza, lost her son Ashraf, her grandson Ahmad, and her home, which was demolished as a result of the shelling of a neighboring house.
|Woman of the Year celebrated in Gaza|
|28 March 2013|
UNRWA held its fourth annual awards ceremony to name the Woman of the Year and Man of Equality in Action 2012. Organised by the UNRWA Gaza Women’s Committee, the event acknowledged colleagues for their commitment, dedication and important contribution to improve UNRWA’s work.
|UNRWA stands firm in commitment to Palestine refugee youth, says Commissioner-General|
|22 March 2013|
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi met today with young Palestinians in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, exactly one year after the Agency declared a special set of commitments to Palestine refugee youth.
|Priority job creation programme to replace direct cash assistance|
|21 March 2013|
UNRWA has announced that starting on 1 April 2013, more than 10,000 of the poorest refugee families from UNRWA’s Social Safety Net Programme will receive priority placement in the Job Creation Programme (JCP), securing at least three months of employment and income during a 24-month period. This new system replaces the practice of providing direct cash assistance on the basis of $10 US per person per three-month period, which UNRWA regretfully must cancel due to funding constraints.
|Gaza fishermen struggle to eke out a livelihood|
|19 March 2013|
Held each year on 22 March, International World Water Day draws attention to the importance of freshwater and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources around the world.
|Mind-blowing: four months after conflict, Gaza mental health in crisis|
|11 March 2013|
Four months after the conflict in Gaza, we report from UNRWA’s health centre in Jabalia, northern Gaza, on disturbing post-traumatic stress figures from UNRWA’s Health Department. Read the painful human stories behind the statistics.