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Mr. Krähenbühl heard the personal stories of the civilians displaced from Yarmouk. Tiny Jihad Ya'qoub was born on 30 March 2015; he and his mother have received a baby kit and other essential household items from UNRWA. © 2015 UNRWA Photo byTaghrid Mohammad
14 April 2015
It is the individual lives at the heart of the Yarmouk story that make the imperative for humanitarian action so compelling. I encountered two such individuals on my mission to Damascus – Jihad and Mohammad -- tiny vulnerable infants who left Yarmouk in recent days, a place that was described last week by the...
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08 April 2015
“I felt so happy to see the smile on girls’ faces when I was distributing school kits to them in Talbieh school,” Diala says. Diala Amer Fayez Kakish, 16, is a 10th grade student at Raha International School in Abu Dhabi. She recently donated 210 school kits to students at the UNRWA Talbieh Girls’ School. Diala...
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07 April 2015
The incidence of foodborne and waterborne diseases among Palestine refugees has been decreasing steadily since UNRWA records began. However, a slight upturn between 2013 and 2014, which can be attributed to the conflicts in Syria and Gaza, indicates the importance of ongoing vigilance. Two important indicators for...
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Sana, a 22-year-old Palestine refugee woman from Nahr el-Bared, takes a photo of a little girl in the street. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
01 April 2015
“I want to make cinematic movies my way and compose the movies’ music myself,” says Sana, a 22-year-old Palestine refugee woman, as she watches passersby stroll the alleys of Beddawi camp in northern Lebanon.
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A Will to Survive
18 March 2015
Tamam Al-Yasuri, 54, was determined from a young age to become an educated woman with her own career. “When I grew up, I realized that the only way to help my father support his large family was to study and work,” she explains.
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