Just a few years ago, Mr Al Fayoumi and his family lived as a working-class family in Gaza. The 35-year-old refugee used to work as a tailor in one of the many textiles factories in Gaza. However, as the blockade tightened and exports ceased, he lost his job.
This Ramadan, UNRWA has been able to provide hot meals and fresh meat to the most vulnerable Palestine refugees in Gaza and the West Bank, thanks to its partnerships with community-based organisations and a number of generous donations.
A long line of women and children stood in front of the big blue gate of the UNRWA Women’s Centre in Nusierat camp just before sundown, waiting to enter to receive a free hot meal for the iftar. Signs of tiredness and the harshness of life were obvious on their faces.