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22 August 2014
“We first heard rumours about typhoid from our partners in the Palestine Red Crescent Society, during our missions to distribute food in Yarmouk”, a senior UNRWA health staff member in Syria explains. In areas with adequate public sanitation typhoid, a common but often fatal bacterial disease can easily be prevented,...
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Battling a Water Crisis
21 August 2014
With no solution in sight for an end to the current conflict, UNRWA is doing what it can to meet the needs of Palestinians in Gaza. Since 13 July, internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been sheltering in UNRWA schools. The Agency continues to prioritize the health and safety of the displaced, including through the...
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Riyad El-Lulu is responsible for UNRWA’s food distribution center in Nuseirat, one of the Agency’s 12 centers in the Gaza Strip.
19 August 2014
With the economy effectively destroyed through the blockade, the number of Palestine refugees coming to UNRWA for food aid has increased from less than 80,000 in 2000 to over 830,000 today. Throughout the current military escalation, staff safety, closure of distribution centers and lack of access to UNRWA warehouses...
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Vocational Training: A Lifeline for Palestinian Youth in Syria
19 August 2014
Despite battling displacement and disability, Yehya is one of the most gifted students at the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre. Yehya, whose family fled the heightened tensions of Yarmouk in December 2012, knows there is a lot riding on his shoulders.
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On World Humanitarian Day, UNRWA Honours its Courageous Staff Members in Syria
19 August 2014
Over 3,500 UNRWA staff currently work in Syria, serving Palestine refugees in a situation of intense and ongoing armed conflict. On World Humanitarian Day, UNRWA wishes to recognise the heroism of these colleagues and to honour those twelve that have lost their lives as a result of the conflict. UNRWA’s Yarmouk team...
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