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29 October 2014
To the rhythm of traditional Palestinian songs, displaced Palestine refugee students gathered on October 16 at the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre to celebrate World Teachers Day. They expressed their appreciation for the valuable contributions UNRWA teachers have made to their lives, as well as honouring retiring...
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UNRWA Archives
29 October 2014
When UNRWA staff first re-entered the Palestine refugee camp Qabr Essit last year, they were overwhelmed by the scale of destruction
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Alaa Ghosheh/UNRWA Archives
23 October 2014
“The olive harvest is a celebration for the whole family. My grandchildren get so enthusiastic that they start pulling out the mats we use to gather the olives a month before we begin,” says Abu Ra’afat, his eyes shining as he speaks about the harvest. But the moment of joy is just a brief respite in a day of...
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Taghrid Mohammad/UNRWA Archives
17 October 2014
“Without the cash assistance we receive we would be lost,” says double amputee Imad Ali Mdardas. Like the majority of Palestine refugees living in Syria, Imad and his family have been left in desperate circumstances by the ongoing armed conflict. Before escaping the besieged area of Yarmouk in Damascus, Imad could not...
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UNRWA Archives
13 October 2014
Despite shared sorrow and loss, displaced Palestine refugees in Damascus were able to celebrate the recent Eid al-Adha feast thanks to a donation from Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada. Eid al-Adha is the second most significant holiday in the Muslim calendar. The festival commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim'...
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