UNRWA unveils new housing project in Gaza refugee camp

New UNRWA housing in Gaza refugee camp (Mohammed Asad - MEMO)

Mohammed Asad

Middle East Monitor  /  July 21, 2022

The agency indicated that once the families’ are relocated, the area where their old houses are located will be used to create green spaces and open recreational areas for children, and two roads are being developed in the Qastal area to facilitate proper and safe access for residents. 

UNRWA yesterday opened the newly constructed Qastal re-housing project in Gaza’s Deir al-Balah district, which was built with funding from Germany.

Today, Wednesday, July 20, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip announced the opening of , which was completed with the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Bank of German Development (KfW).

In a statement, the UN agency said that, through this project, UNRWA completed the construction of ten buildings consisting of 121 apartments in the Qastal area to re-house 121 Palestinian refugee families – about 600 people – living in Deir al-Balah camp.

UNRWA pointed out that Deir al-Balah camp is the smallest among the eight Palestinian refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, with an area of 174,200 square metres.

The agency indicated that once the families’ are relocated, the area where their old houses are located will be used to create green spaces and open recreational areas for children, and two roads are being developed in the Qastal area to facilitate proper and safe access for residents.

Mohammed Asad is MEMO’s correspondent based in Gaza