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25 Mar 2015
The Government of Sweden and UNDP signed a USD 3.8 million agreement to fund shelter assistance packages for non-refugees as part of their on-going support to early recovery efforts in the Gaza Strip.
02 Mar 2015
Under the Auspices of H.E. Prime Minister Al Hamdallah - UNDP Launches Projects in Support of Area C and East Jerusalem With funding from Sweden, Austria, Norway and UK
In the presence of the H.E. Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah, and representatives of various missions and organizations, UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People marked the launch of 19 projects in Area C and East Jerusalem at the historic site of Maqam Nabi Musa in Jericho Governorate.
19 Feb 2015
The Government of Norway and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed a USD 3 million (NOK 23,000,000) agreement to fund shelter assistance packages for non-refugees as part of their on-going support to early recovery efforts in the Gaza Strip.
15 Feb 2015
Al Fakhoora, UNDP, UNICEF and UNRWA to launch USD 40 million project on Education, Reconstruction and Psychosocial Support in Gaza
During a press conference which took place on 15 February 2015 at Al Shaqab in Doha, Education Above All’s Al Fakhoora programme signed agreements worth USD 40 million with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) for reconstruction, rehabilitation and psychosocial support projects in the education sector, with a focus on damages occurred in Gaza during last summer’s hostilities.
10 Feb 2015
Under the Auspices of H.E Prime Minister Al Hamdallah Cornerstone Laying for Khan Younis Waste Water Treatment Plant in Gaza
Today marked an important step forward for the residents of Khan Younis as they celebrated the cornerstone laying for the construction of Khan Younis Waste Water Treatment Plant in Gaza with officials from the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, the Government of Japan, Palestinian Water Authority, Coastal Municipalities Water Utility, Khan Younis Municipality and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People. The implementation, construction and co-financing of the USD 58 million Plant will be through UNDP with funds from the Government of Japan and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development through the Islamic Development Bank.
17 Dec 2014
UNDP has been entrusted with a USD 500,000 contribution from the Government of Japan to remove rubble and debris in the Gaza Strip. With the Government of Japan’s contribution, around 30,000 tonnes of rubble will be removed over the period of 10 months, generating approximately 5,400 workdays.
16 Dec 2014
UNDP and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a USD 10 million agreement to remove rubble and debris in the Gaza Strip. The USAID contribution will enable UNDP to clear around 65% (649,177 tonnes) of the rubble generated in hard hit areas in Rafah, Khan Younis, Gaza City and northern governorates. The project will be implemented over a period of one year and will generate approximately 116,852 workdays.
03 Dec 2014
The Government of Sweden and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People announced a USD 3.4 million contribution to fund cash assistance packages for non-refugees as part of their on-going support to early recovery efforts in the Gaza Strip.
12 Nov 2014
Under the Auspices of Prime Minister Al Hamdallah UNDP begins removing rubble in Gaza, with funding from Sweden
His Excellency Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah witnessed the signature of a USD 3.2 million agreement with the Government of Sweden and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People to begin the removal of rubble and debris in the Gaza Strip.
29 Oct 2014
UNDP and the Ministry of Labour signed agreements with seven non-governmental organizations to partner in the cash for work programme following the 2014 Gaza crisis. Cash assistance worth USD 1 million from UNDP’s own resources will be provided to create 1000 employment opportunities in four sectors; agriculture, education, environment and health.
28 Oct 2014
UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People and the Palestinian Government, represented by the Prime Minister’s office, signed a USD 10 million agreement with the Islamic Development Bank to reconstruct partially damaged housing units in Gaza. Non-refugee families whose homes have been partially damaged during the recent conflict will receive cash assistance to address their accommodation needs.
14 Oct 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited one of the UNDP projects that support Gaza fisheries, where he met with Gaza’s sole registered fisherwoman. The project is strengthening livelihoods through the construction of 24 brick huts for 168 fishermen in Gaza’s port to enable them to secure their fishing equipment.
13 Oct 2014
UNDP will provide legal aid services to over 40,000 Palestinians in Gaza who have suffered as a direct result of the 51-day Israeli Operation in July-August 2014. With a USD 530,000 investment, legal aid services will be provided to people who seek legal redress, including legal information, legal advice and mediation, legal and judicial representation, advocacy and policy analysis.
26 Sep 2014
Gazans cite housing and rehousing as the most important priority according to UNDP perceptions survey
According to the findings of a survey commissioned by UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People housing and rehousing is the most important priority for the respondents followed by employment and financial assistance.
11 Sep 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced a USD 1 million in funds for shelter support in Gaza at a joint press conference with UNRWA and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing. Through this funding, support will be provided to non-refugee families whose houses were damaged or destroyed in order to find alternative accommodation through rental subsidies, repair assistance and cash for work.
10 Sep 2014
Mr Nicholas Hercules has been appointed as the new head of the UNDP office in the Gaza Strip. He has served the United Nations over the past twelve years, with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN’s Department for Peacekeeping, where his work has focused on crisis recovery and development in challenging environments from Afghanistan to the Balkans and the south Pacific.
22 Aug 2014
The Netherlands Signs Contribution Agreement to the UNDP/UN Women Joint Programme in Support of the Palestinian Rule of Law Sector
Demonstrating their steadfast support to the rule of law and community access to justice and security, the Government of the Netherlands and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed, on behalf of the Multi Partner Trust Fund an USD 8.1 million contribution agreement covering a period of three years.
19 Aug 2014
UNDP Special Representative, Frode Mauring, met with Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Abu Amr in Gaza to discuss how UNDP and partners can support Gaza’s reconstruction and recovery to a liveable place.
- 12 Jun 2014
26 May 2014
With funding from the Government of Saudi Arabia, 350 families are the proud owners of houses handed over to them by UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People in cooperation with the Municipalities of Rafah and Beit Lahia and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing. The USD 25 million project has generated over 100,000 workdays for workers in the construction industry at a time when unemployment in the Gaza Strip is over 41 percent.