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The packing team with Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria, Michael Kingsley-Nyinah. © UNRWA
27 January 2015
The Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria, Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, has honoured a team of packers for their initiative and commitment in salvaging essential food supplies for Palestine refugees during the recent winter storms. Braving a blizzard with freezing temperatures, heavy snowfalls, and slippery conditions, the...
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26 January 2015
Having fled from Jenin, Ahmed’s family sought refuge in Jordan in 1952. Two years later, Ahmed was born in tent in Irbid camp in Northern Jordan. “I received my first vaccination shot from an UNRWA health centre,” says Ahmed, who still lives in Irbid camp with his wife and six children. Ahmed recalls how UNRWA...
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Hani Uliwa stands in the ruble of what was once the family home. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan.
20 January 2015
Hani Uliwa’s deadpan eyes move slowly across the cement rubble that was once his family’s living room. His movements are stilted. His greying skin wears the battered scars of a troubled life. A deep sigh is released before the 44 year old begins to explain what life has been like living as a refugee in the Gaza Strip...
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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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