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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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Students at Haifa/al-Majdal School in Damascus speak to British students over Skype as part of #myvoicemyschool. November 2014 © UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad
16 December 2014
This autumn, Palestine refugee students in Damascus, Beirut and Irbid linked up with students in the United Kingdom in the UNRWA school partnership project #myvoicemyschool. As the students got to know each other, they quickly developed friendships that transcended conflict and cultural differences. Craig, a student...
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