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Refugee girls in the UNRWA Zaitoun Preparatory Girls B School in Gaza City hold up their drawings in which they express their dreams and hopes for the future. © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Ahmad AlMuqadma
02 July 2015
On their last day of exams on 28 May 2015, over 500 refugee children across the Gaza Strip have drawn messages in which they express their dreams and hopes for the future. The drawings are part of the UNRWA #SOS4Gaza Ramadan campaign – launched on 19 June – and will be put in handmade bottles from a factory in Hebron...
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UNRWA students in Jordan at a TOMS' shoes distribution. © 2015 UNRWA Photo Daniela White
29 June 2015
For some Palestine refugee families with low household incomes, acquiring a new pair of shoes often means forfeiting other basic needs. “Purchasing new shoes for my children means we have to go without other essential needs,” said Hala, a mother of five. Hala’s family is one of 18,063 Palestine refugee families...
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Qamar returns to school after attending catch-up classes at the 2014 UNRWA Summer Learning Programme. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
26 June 2015
“I was living in Yarmouk Camp and I had to flee my house,” says 11-year-old Qamar. “I was in the third grade when I left.” Like many Palestine refugee children from Syria, Qamar’s education was abruptly interrupted by the conflict.
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Ramadan Charity Bazaar in Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
25 June 2015
The hustle and bustle of eager shoppers filled al-Mashraqa restaurant in Damascus on 7 June for the annual bazaar in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan.
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Ghufran Azeemeh in her shop in Jaramana. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
24 June 2015
Growing up as a young woman in Syria was tough even before the current crisis. Six years ago, at the age of 16, Ghufran Azeemeh dreamed of starting her own business.
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