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Artists are drawing murals on the walls of the UNRWA Gaza Field Office compound as part of the initiative of colouring the walls of the 270 UNRWA installations across the Gaza Strip. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
23 June 2016
Provided with temporary job opportunities, 140 artists colour the walls of UNRWA installations to add visual beauty to Gaza
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“Sometimes many days pass and we can’t wash the laundry. The children get scabies and lice,” said Salwa Abu Nemer, who lives with her family in a makeshift shelter in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. Salwa’s home, like those of many people in Gaza, is not connected to the municipal water network. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
21 June 2016
Thirty-three-year-old Salwa Abu Nemer considers the lack of running water as one of her family’s most serious problems, as it causes disease and sickness
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UNRWA food distribution, Alliance distribution centre, Damascus, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
20 June 2016
Yasmin Sweid, Ahmad Ajan and Mustafa Ramadan are among the 450, 000 Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA in Syria and among those who have remained there throughout the war. Over the past five years, they have been confronted with some of the worst effects of the conflict such as besiegement, internal displacement...
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Thirty-six-year-old Hayam Farahat holding her son, 6-year-old Ali, in their home in Rafah, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
16 June 2016
The blockade on the Gaza Strip has entailed a tight control over all aspects of life since 2007, severely restricting the movement of goods, as well as people. This lack of freedom of movement impacts the Palestinians’ right to enjoy the highest standards of human rights and development, including the right to medical...
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Community members gathered around a young tree planted in Husseiniyeh, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Shadi Saoudi
13 June 2016
The return of residents to Husseiniyeh is a rare success story in the conflict in Syria. August 2015 marked the first time since early 2013 that a large number of Palestine refugee families, approximately 6,000, have been able to go back to their houses. To commemorate the new beginning, UNRWA – in cooperation with...
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