UNRWA: 76% of Gaza’s schools require reconstruction, rehabilitation

22-06-2024 09:48 AM

Ammon News - Over three-quarters of schools in the Gaza Strip need to rebuilt or restored before they , the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, or UNRWA, said on Friday.

"In Gaza, over 76% of schools need reconstructing or require major rehabilitation to be functional again," UNRWA quoted a statement by the Global Education Cluster as saying.

Established in 2017, the Global Education Cluster is a coordinating mechanism between aid organizations working in the field of education in the cases of internal displacement caused by conflicts. It is co-led by UNICEF and Save the Children.

UNRWA added that despite the ongoing war on Gaza, its teams "continue to reach children with play and learning activities," stressing that "education is a fundamental human right" and reiterating the need for a cease-fire in the enclave.

Most schools in the Palestinian enclave have been turned into shelters for hundreds of thousands of people seeking refuge from the ongoing Israeli bombardment, with many completely destroyed or badly damaged in the onslaught that has continued since Oct. 7 last year.

Anadolu Agency

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