Working in the Gaza Strip | UNRWA

Posted By on May 22, 2015

Working for UNRWA in the Gaza Strip is challenging and rewarding. The security environment and the Israeli-imposed restrictions make specific demands on international staff. The Agency has an impressive record on protecting the security of international staff.

General

The Gaza Strip takes its name from Gaza, its main city. The territory has about 1.4 million Palestinian residents.

Location and geography

The Gaza Strip is a coastal strip of land along the Mediterranean Sea, bordering Egypt at the south-west and Israel to the north and east. It is about 41km long, and between 6km and 12km wide, with a total area of 360 square kilometres. The border with Israel is 51km; with Egypt, 11km. The Mediterranean coastline is 40km. The terrain is flat to rolling with a sand- and dune-covered coastal plain.

Climate

The Gaza Strip has a temperate climate, with mild winters, and dry, hot summers subject to drought.

People

The principal ethnic majority are the Palestinian Arabs, who account for 99 per cent of the population. The people of Gaza are welcoming and warm to visitors.

Religion

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