UNRWA at 60 in Syria
Six decades, six stories of success
Dr. Safiyeh Mukhles – Healing lives
It has been a very long time since Safiyeh Mukhles saw Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock, a powerful symbol of the city in which she was born 66 years ago. Having fled Palestine for Syria as a child, Dr. Mukhles has spent her life at a small and yet unbridgeable distance from the city of her birth.
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Hussein Deeb - A life on the run for footballer refugee
Hussein Deeb's life has been one of struggle both on and off the field, as the child of refugees who had to flee from their native Palestine. For Deeb, his whole life has been "on the run", even if it is only to score one of the many goals he is famous for.
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Jihad Mufleh - Dancer offers Syria new artistic vision
“Being Palestinian, I was born without a land, without a home. I quickly realised that if I was going to make anything of myself, it was going to have to be on my own accord.” World-class dancer and choreographer Jihad Mufleh’s talent has taken him from Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp to stages across the world.
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Shukran Murtaja – Education is the cornerstone of life
For our Seeds of Success series, we speak to actress Shukran Murtaja, who has cast a spell on Syrian audiences through her portrayal of Fawziyeh, one of the central characters in the country’s primetime Ramadan TV series, Bab Al-Hara.
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Professor Mohamed Tawfiq Al-Bujairami - TV star shines in Syria
In the second part of our Seeds of Success series, Professor Mohamed Tawfiq talks about his transformation from a displaced 10-year-old boy to a successful Syrian television presenter.
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Hala Agha – Women First
Hala Agha was granted a research prize by the Arab Women Organization for her project on gender and violence in Syria. "This is a very important recognition because it symbolises the struggle Arab women face to let their voices be heard."
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