UNRWA students during their participation in the opening ceremony performances of the Summer Fun Weeks held in Al-Zaitoun Elementary Girls School, Gaza City. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Fadi Thabet
One hundred and eighty-six thousand children are participating in ‘Summer Fun Weeks’ – a month-long programme of summer activities organized by UNRWA
Haifa collective shelter, Damascus, Syria. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
Thanks to a contribution from the World Federation, UNRWA distributed additional food assistance to the residents of collective shelters in Syria this Ramadan
UNRWA students say goodbye to their peers in the Netherlands at the end of their first ‘My Voice-My School’ Skype call at Al-Remal School in Gaza City. © 2016  UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
For close to 10 years, the people of Gaza have lived under a tight land, air and sea blockade that affects many aspects of their lives. Today, an entire generation of children in Gaza do not know life outside of the Gaza Strip; they have already lived through three armed conflicts, and many of them have suffered the loss of family members, friends and homes. UNRWA estimates that due to the impact of the blockade and recurrent conflicts, approximately 30 per cent of UNRWA students require structured psychosocial interventions. Since 1971, the European Union has provided support to Palestine...
© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Bagdadi
“Fifty years on, the human consequences of the occupation remain inescapable for all affected by it,” says Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. “The occupation cuts into every aspect of life for more than 2 million Palestine refugees, who represent some 42 percent of all Palestinians in the oPt. Lives that should have been defined by opportunity have been reduced to endless despair.”
UNRWA Alliance Health Centre, Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
The UNRWA Department of Health latest annual report, released in Geneva today, reveals important statistics regarding the Agency’s health programme and the health situation of Palestine refugees in the Agency’s five fields of operations