UNRWA
International Organization based in occupied Palestinian territory

Updates

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18 Dec 2014 description

The 2015 UNRWA appeal for the Syria regional crisis, published today, outlines the need for US$ 415.4 million to meet the minimum needs of Palestine refugees suffering profound hardship as a result of the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA appeal is also part of the two UN-wide appeals for Syria and the surrounding countries launched today in Berlin.

18 Dec 2014 description

Executive Summary

The Conflict

The conflict in Syria becomes ever more complex and deadly. All 12 Palestine refugee camps and all 560,000 registered Palestine refugees in the country have been profoundly affected. UNRWA has learned to adapt, to move as the conflict permits, and to innovate and find solutions that allow the Agency to continue to fulfil its mandate to assist Palestine refugees. However, violence is escalating, making movement and access more difficult and causing increasingly severe hardship.

18 Dec 2014 description

09 December – 16 December | Issue 74

HIGHLIGHTS

96,000 Palestine refugee dwellings – more than twice as many homes in Gaza as initially estimated – were damaged or destroyed during this summer’s conflict, according to the technical assessment completed by UNRWA on 15 December. Whilst the technical assessment is completed, the Agency is extending a one week window between 21-25 December, for those refugee families who were not visited by a social worker but who consider themselves eligible, to apply for an assessment.

18 Dec 2014 description

More than twice as many refugee family homes in Gaza were damaged or destroyed during this summer’s conflict than had initially been estimated, according to the technical assessment just completed by UNRWA. “Based on satellite imagery and preliminary field work conducted immediately after the conflict we estimated about 42,000 refugee family shelters had been affected by the war, we now know that over 96,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, more than double what we expected to find” said Robert Turner, Director of Operations for UNRWA in Gaza.

17 Dec 2014 description

East Jerusalem

The Government of the United Kingdom, through the Department for International Development (DFID), has contributed a further US $4.7 million) to the UNRWA Flash Appeal for Gaza.

This funding will help UNRWA meet the urgent shelter needs of Palestine refugees in Gaza as winter sets in – it is enough to provide rental assistance to 30,000 vulnerable individuals (over 5,000 families) whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed in the recent conflict.

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12 Dec 2014 description

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST – UNRWA

10 Dec 2014 description

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST – UNRWA

03 Dec 2014 description

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST

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