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UNRWA Annual Report 2016

The 2016 Annual Operational Report (AOR) describes progress made by UNRWA towards the attainment of the strategic outcomes set out in the Agency’s MTS. Building on efforts to harmonize results reporting and consistent with principles enshrined within the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the AOR provides a holistic view of UNRWA operations by consolidating the 2016 CommissionerGeneral’s Report to the General Assembly and the Agency’s annual reports with regard to the 2016 oPt Emergency Appeal (EA) and the 2016 Syria Regional Crisis EA. It also contains an analysis of progress achieved against programmatic and resource mobilization targets set out in the MTS common monitoring matrix (CMM) and the UNRWA RMS 2016-2018. The AOR also details both achievements and areas where targets have not been met.

Date of publication: 2017




Children in Distress: Raising the Alarm for 2016 and Beyond

The year 2015 was the most deadly since 2006 for Palestinians, including Palestine refugees, in the West Bank including East Jerusalem. Children and young people in particular have suffered. This briefing note focuses on Palestine refugee children and how deeply they have been affected by the recent upsurge in violence. It provides a summary of relevant events and trends, concentrating on, but not limited to, fatalities, injuries and displacement between October and December 2015.

Date of publication: 2016







Schools on the Front Line: the Impact of Armed Conflict and Violence on UNRWA Schools and Education Services

Many UNRWA schools are on the front line of armed conflict and violence, which has endangered the lives of Palestine refugee children and posed serious challenges to providing for their education. This report documents the impact of armed conflict and violence in recent years on UNRWA schools and the education services provide by the Agency.

Date of publication: 2016






Survey on the Socioeconomic Status of Palestine Refugees in Lebanon

In 2015, the American University of Beirut (AUB) undertook a critical survey into the implications of both the protracted displacement for Palestine refugees living in Lebanon since the Arab Israeli War in 1948 – 49 and the more recent one due to the Syria crisis. Some of the findings are deeply concerning for the refugees, for UNRWA and for the country that has hosted them since their displacements.

Date of publication: 2016







Profiling the Vulnerability of Palestine Refugees from Syria Living in Lebanon

In 2015, the American University of Beirut (AUB) undertook a critical survey into the implications of both the protracted displacement for Palestine refugees living in Lebanon since the Arab Israeli War in 1948 – 49 and the more recent one due to the Syria crisis. Some of the findings are deeply concerning for the refugees, for UNRWA and for the country that has hosted them since their displacements.

Date of publication: 2015







Alienation and Violence: Impact of the Syria Crisis in 2014

This report is part of series of reports that provide analysis to track and assess impacts of the armed-conflict on the socioeconomic situation and the lives of people in Syria during the current crisis. The report is the fourth in the series and covers the four quarters of 2014.

Date of publication: 2015








Strategic Response to Gaza 2014 Hostilities

UNRWA is seeking US$ 1.6 billion for emergency relief, early recovery and reconstruction priorities in the Gaza Strip. This includes US$ 1.1 billion, as referenced in the State of Palestine National Early Recovery and Reconstruction Plan for Gaza, envisioned for an initial two year period, and an additional US$ 500 million for longer-term infrastructure development in the camps. Interventions will focus on shelter and infrastructure repair and rehabilitation, as well as providing for the most urgent needs of the 1.2 million Palestine refugees UNRWA serves in Gaza. UNRWA is playing a leading role in addressing the devastation caused by the recent conflict, and the pervasive effects of the Israeli-imposed blockade. The Agency is working in close cooperation with the international community, and in coordination with stakeholders in the region including the Palestinian Government of National Consensus, to move forward with the recovery and reconstruction response.

Date of publication: 2014




Gaza in 2020: a liveable place?

UNICEF and UNRWA launched a new report of the United Nations that summarises trends in Gaza and forecasts for the year 2020. The report says that the population of the Gaza Strip will increase from 1.6 million people today to 2.1 million people in 2020, resulting in a density of more than 5,800 people per square kilometre. Infrastructure in electricity, water and sanitation, municipal and social services are not keeping pace with the needs of the growing population.

Date of publication: August 2012







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