UNRWA to build 4 new schools in Gaza

March 18, 2016 /

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has announced plans to build four new schools in the Gaza Strip funded by the UAE Red Crescent, Quds Press reported yesterday.

In a statement, UNRWA said that this is the second phase of a project to build 12 new schools. The first phase included building eight schools with $8 million, they were ready in 2015.

UNRWA has 251,000 Palestine refugee students in 257 schools across the Gaza Strip; 76 of these schools work a two shift system.

“Building new schools helps students advance and develop their abilities and helps solving the problem of congestion in classrooms,” the UNRWA statement said.

Dozens of government and UNRWA schools were targeted during Israeli offensives on Gaza, where thousands of Palestinian civilians were killed and wounded.

Israeli authorities put severe restrictions on the entrance of construction materials into the Gaza Strip, claiming the Palestinian resistance use them to construct tunnels.

Source MEMO