Two Palestine refugees from the Gaza Strip are in London this week to compete in the Paralympic Games. In addition to honouring their country, they aim to change the image of people with disabilities both in Gaza and abroad.
Ms. Khairia, a science teacher at the UNRWA girls’ school, took four of her students on field trips where they learned about conservation methods. Then she presented her students with a challenge: to reduce the amount of resources their own school uses.
After discovering a soft tissue mass in her left leg in 2003, Fatmah was scheduled for surgery after surgery. But with a shortage of local expertise to treat her condition, and her family living in poverty, her health care options were limited.
On their Christmas vacation in 2009, Robin and Magdalena Kincaid took their three small children on a family trip to Bethlehem. Crossing the checkpoint to and from Jerusalem, they were surprised at the delays faced by ambulances.