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Cash distribution in Jordan. © UNRWA Photo by Hannington Muyenje
05 February 2015
“If someone told me that my house in Yarmouk had even one pillar still standing, I would go back home,” says Dana.* She fled the conflict in Syria 18 months ago with her husband and their four children; 7-year-old twin girls, an 11-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. Their home in Syria was bombed, forcing them to...
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Al Ashqar family near their demolished house. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
05 February 2015
Eight-year-old Aseel Al Ashqar fiddles quietly with a worn, pink blanket she has laid on the floor of the empty new bedroom in downtown Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip; the room she now shares with her four siblings. The holes in the blanket, she explains, are a consequence of a bomb that also wiped out her family home during...
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The surface of this road was dug up to allow access to water in Yarmouk. © UNRWA Photo by Rami Al-Sayyed
02 February 2015
Yarmouk is an extreme illustration of the deep, protracted suffering that many Palestine refugees in Syria endure. Yarmouk was once the bustling, prosperous heart of the Palestinian community in Syria; home to some 160,000 Palestine refugees and about a million Syrians. Today, about 18,000 are trapped in Yarmouk with...
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© UNRWA Photo by Anwar Abu-Sakineh
30 January 2015
“This is a happy home. I feel it smiles for us,” says 11-year-old Islam as she helps her siblings move their belongings inside their new home.
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30 January 2015
The electronic queue system at Jerash health centre was made possible by a donation from Kanan Hudhud, a medical doctor based in the US. “I chose to fund the queue system in Jerash health centre because I believe the system will contribute to better utilization of resources and help protect the refugees’ privacy,” Dr...
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