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Hani Uliwa stands in the ruble of what was once the family home. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan.
20 January 2015
Hani Uliwa’s deadpan eyes move slowly across the cement rubble that was once his family’s living room. His movements are stilted. His greying skin wears the battered scars of a troubled life. A deep sigh is released before the 44 year old begins to explain what life has been like living as a refugee in the Gaza Strip...
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Ahmad, 71 at the UNRWA al-Kabri school collective shelter in Jaramana camp, Syria. (c) UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
16 January 2015
“Life in refugee camps in winter reflects the catastrophe of lives of refugees the world over,” said Abu Ahmed. “Crowded shelters with no ventilation, unemployment, insecurity.” Abu Ahmed is a 52-year-old father from Tulkarm camp in the northern West Bank. The camp community was left reeling last week after a house...
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A chandelier made of recycled magazine by the participants of the Engaging Youth project recycling course held at the Damascus Training Centre. © UNRWA/ Taghrid Mohammad
30 December 2014
Three internally displaced Palestine refugees from Yarmouk and nine interior design trainees sat around a table at the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre, preparing a wastebasket of recycled magazines. These students were the first batch of apprentices to join a new UNRWA recycling course, and spent September and October...
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© UNRWA/Nader Dagher
26 December 2014
Female entrepreneurs from camps across the West Bank exhibited 3,000 examples of traditional Palestinian products such as embroidery and soap at a bazaar in Nazareth earlier this month, in coordination with the UNRWA Relief and Social Services Programme’s woman’s department. “This bazaar open new horizons for women...
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UNRWA mechanics team. © UNRWA/Dominique Le Grelle
24 December 2014
Often the value of a garbage truck is not apparent until it’s no longer there. Lengthy processes for procuring spare parts from abroad, and the urgency with which vehicles such as garbage trucks are required to be operating in refugee camps in Jordan, has pushed the UNRWA vehicle maintenance team to become more...
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