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UNRWA students in Jordan at a TOMS' shoes distribution. © 2015 UNRWA Photo Daniela White
29 June 2015
For some Palestine refugee families with low household incomes, acquiring a new pair of shoes often means forfeiting other basic needs. “Purchasing new shoes for my children means we have to go without other essential needs,” said Hala, a mother of five. Hala’s family is one of 18,063 Palestine refugee families...
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Qamar returns to school after attending catch-up classes at the 2014 UNRWA Summer Learning Programme. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
26 June 2015
“I was living in Yarmouk Camp and I had to flee my house,” says 11-year-old Qamar. “I was in the third grade when I left.” Like many Palestine refugee children from Syria, Qamar’s education was abruptly interrupted by the conflict.
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Ramadan Charity Bazaar in Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
25 June 2015
The hustle and bustle of eager shoppers filled al-Mashraqa restaurant in Damascus on 7 June for the annual bazaar in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan.
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Ghufran Azeemeh in her shop in Jaramana. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
24 June 2015
Growing up as a young woman in Syria was tough even before the current crisis. Six years ago, at the age of 16, Ghufran Azeemeh dreamed of starting her own business.
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Twenty-year old Fares Sani is measuring window glass before cutting it, in Gaza. Photo credit: © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan‬
19 June 2015
The UNRWA Maintenance Office in Jabalia, northern Gaza, is full of old blue UNRWA school doors waiting for a makeover, piles of window glass, large white paint buckets, and other material necessary to keep UNRWA facilities in good working condition. Standing amid the material are two 20-year-old Palestine refugees -...
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