UNRWA
International Organization based in occupied Palestinian territory

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Gaza Situation Report 43, 20 August 2014

UPDATE AT 16:30

  • Dramatic increase in IDP numbers due to military escalation: 261,341 displaced in 82 UNRWA shelters.
  • According to preliminary information by the Protection Cluster 17 killed in the past 24 hours. The cumulative Palestinian death toll climbed to 1,999, including 467 children and 244 women. Over the course of the military escalation, 66 Israelis were killed, including 64 soldiers, two civilians plus one foreign national.

HIGHLIGHTS

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Dedication in Time of Crisis

With the economy effectively destroyed through the blockade, the number of Palestine refugees coming to UNRWA for food aid has increased from less than 80,000 in 2000 to over 830,000 today. Throughout the current military escalation, staff safety, closure of distribution centers and lack of access to UNRWA warehouses present a daily challenge to the Agency. Since the beginning of hostilities, UNRWA staff continued food aid distribution 6 days a week, with the 7th day required to stock up food supplies stored in UNRWA warehouses.

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Gaza Situation Report 42, 19 August 2014

GENERAL

UPDATE AT 16:30

The ceasefire was broken. 3 rockets were reportedly fired this afternoon from Gaza. There are reports of Israeli airstrikes in North, Gaza, Middle and Khan Younis.

HIGHLIGHTS

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On World Humanitarian Day, UNRWA honours its courageous staff members in Syria

Over 3,500 UNRWA staff currently work in Syria, serving Palestine refugees in a situation of intense and ongoing armed conflict. On World Humanitarian Day, UNRWA wishes to recognise the heroism of these colleagues and to honour those twelve that have lost their lives as a result of the conflict.

JOBS

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Deputy Chief Field Education Programme (Administration)

Vacancy Announcement NumberJF/22/2014

Contract Status Fixed Term Appointment

Contract Duration 3 years including 1 year of probation

Grade 18

Benefits Monthly Salary JD 1,176.600 Fils. Plus Special Occupation Allowance 69.90% of Basic Salary. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), medical insurance and annual leave. Dependency allowance is subject to eligibility.

Department Education

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Deputy Chief Field Education Programme (Technical)

Vacancy Announcement NumberJF/25/2014

Contract Status Fixed Term Appointment

Contract Duration 3 years including 1 year of probation

Grade 18

BenefitsMonthly Salary JD 1,176.600 Fils. Plus Special Occupation Allowance 69.90% of Basic Salary. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), medical insurance and annual leave. Dependency allowance is subject to eligibility.

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Head, Field Legal Office

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance.

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Head, Donor Relations and Projects Support Office

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST

UNRWA