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A Sweeter Future
09 April 2014
A deformed leg, a failing thyroid gland and kidney disease were not enough to hold Alla Jarghoun down. Her illness may have forced her to withdraw from school, but she wasn’t willing to give up
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UNRWA Teachers ‘Warm a Child’
07 April 2014
At the Dhahyet Qudsaya al-Oula school in Damascus, UNRWA teachers see all too clearly that their students need them, right now, to be more than just teachers.
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From Gaza to Mount Kilimanjaro
04 April 2014
At the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Motasem Abu Karsh, a Palestine refugee from Gaza’s Amer neighbourhood, raised the flag of Palestine to fly in the sky above Africa. For this 16-year-old, it was a particularly sweet victory. To reach the top of the mountain, Motasem had to overcome not just the everyday challenges...
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Engaging Youth to Engage the Youngest
02 April 2014
Watching Reitag, 4, and Hadi, 5, concentrate on making paper snowmen seems an almost charmed scene. But for these kids and the 23 other young Palestine refugees in their group, their short lives have been anything but charmed. Instead, they’ve been marked by the unimaginable horrors and the sudden displacements of the...
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West Bank Welcomes Japanese Delegation
27 March 2014
West Bank On 12 March 2014, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) brought a delegation representing the Embassy of Japan in Amman to the West Bank, where they visited Am’ari camp and the UNRWA hospital in Qalqiliya. In Am’ari, the Japanese officials met with UNRWA staff, who described the Agency’s services for camp...
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