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26 March 2013
In response to the high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia – the lack of red blood cells to provide oxygen throughout the body – among Palestine refugees in Lebanon, UNRWA routinely screens those with a high risk, including pregnant women and infants under a year,
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22 March 2013
Displaced twice by two consecutive Arab-Israeli wars, Palestinian Bedouin refugee families from the Haifa area, in the north of today’s Israel, settled in Imreiha near the West Bank city of Jenin in 1967. Despite having lived in the area for decades, the Imreiha community lacks basic health, education and social...
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22 March 2013
Although Lebanon regularly suffers from water shortages, no place is more prone to them than Palestine refugee camps around Beirut. Having been cut off from the Beirut water network during the Lebanese Civil War, the situation is dire—with many completely unable to access clean drinking water from their homes.
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19 March 2013
Held each year on 22 March, International World Water Day draws attention to the importance of freshwater and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources around the world.
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18 March 2013
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Jordan has one of the lowest levels of water resource availability, per capita, in the world. A lack of water and a problem of water quality also has a major impact on people’s health and the environment.
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