Asia Yaghi, president of I am Human Society for Rights of People with Disabilities  speaks about how people with disabilities have benefited from the Marka Project. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
03 March 2015
“The complex family, social, and economic challenges faced by Palestine refugees in Jordan can be addressed through collaborative efforts like the one implemented through the Marka project,” said UNRWA Deputy Director in Jordan, Dorothee Klaus. Dr. Klaus was speaking at a workshop with partners from a recently...
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) receives a donation for Gaza from UNRWA staff in Jordan, presented by Director of UNRWA Operations in Jordan, Roger Davies (centre) and staff union Chairman Riyad Zieghan. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
02 March 2015
Members of the UNRWA staff union in Jordan gathered in Amman in December 2014 to hand over a US$ 175,000 cheque to UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. UNRWA staff and students in Jordan collected the money and other in-kind gifts to demonstrate their solidarity with the people of Gaza. The donations were in...
© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Jamal Hamzeh
25 February 2015
For 55-year-old Jamal Hamzeh and his family, the UNRWA food assistance he received last November, made possible by generous support from the United Arab Emirates, has been a lifeline. Like the majority of the 480,000 Palestine refugees in Syria affected by the armed conflict, Jamal, his wife and five children rely on...
Jibril, left, lost two of his four grandchildren to hypothermia in the storms last month. The family now live in a tiny plastic-covered wooden structure in Beit Hanoun with a blanket for a door. Photograph by Belal Hasna
24 February 2015
Baby Salma died of hypothermia at just 40 days old. Her body was drenched with freezing rainwater. It was frozen “like ice-cream”. Gaza was hit by a severe winter storm called “Huda” in January. Salma was its youngest victim.
Unable to walk or speak but able to produce good furniture. © UNRWA Photo by Hannington Muyenje.
18 February 2015
They are a hidden population, whose size and needs are often little documented. Like anyone else, people with disabilities experience war and torture and seek refuge outside their home countries. However, their new places of safety – often camps – may lack sufficient infrastructure and services to address their needs...