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India, the Palestinian issue and the UN
07 September 2016
K.P. Nayar of the Telegraph India writes of UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl’s three day visit to New Delhi and India’s long-standing support to UNRWA. Jawaharlal Nehru was among the first heads of government to extend financial support to UNRWA immediately after its creation by the UN General Assembly in...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl on Indian Standard Time
05 September 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl speaks to Siddharth Varadarajan of Rajya Sabha TV about the struggles and hopes of Palestine refugees and the challenges facing the UN Agency. Watch the interview
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Rafat Khurais and his son in their damaged home in Maghazi camp in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
07 September 2016
The hostilities in the summer of 2014 led to unparalleled human loss and destruction of infrastructure. At the peak of the conflict, 500,000 persons were displaced. Today, over 65,000 families – 70 per cent of them Palestine refugees – remain displaced, many living in unbearable circumstances
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Jamila Hamad, her daughter Dina and their little cat  on the bed in their one-bedroom flat located on the rooftop of a four-storey house in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Saraj.
07 September 2016
In Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza, in a neighbourhood full of damaged and half-repaired houses with broad, sandy streets stretching between them, lives Jamila Hamad with her 10-year-old daughter Dina in a one-bedroom makeshift flat on the rooftop of a four-storey building
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“I studied well for the exams despite the conflict. Education is my only hope to keep going forward and I will not give up on it,” said Haytham Matar, a student from Darayya who recently completed his final exams in Damascus. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
05 September 2016
The final exams this year came as a relief to young Syrians and Palestine refugees as the conflict continues in its sixth year. Gathered at the UNRWA Palestine School and the Said al-Ass Institute in Damascus, they expressed how difficult it was for them to prepare for their official exams amid the intensified...
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