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School Principal Basil Madi (right) and teacher Hanan Ashqar during a training on humanitarian principles at the New Gaza Elementary Boys A and B School in Gaza City. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
22 July 2015
Thanks to a United States-funded teacher training, UNRWA teachers in Gaza are better prepared to ensure their classrooms are safe, empowering environments for their students. The training focuses on United Nations humanitarian principles such as humanity, neutrality, impartiality, operational independence, and...
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Thirty-nine-year-old refugee Fariz Husu and his family are standing on the empty lot where their family house once stood. A few days ago, the Husu family had been cleared through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism, and they expect to receive construction material soon to start reconstructing their totally destroyed home. Photo credit: © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Muqadama.
16 July 2015
Fariz Husu’s family is one of the first 86 refugee families who, one year after the 2014 conflict started, were cleared this week through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism; they will soon receive construction material to rebuild their totally destroyed home.
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Hana with her son, Hashem, in Marka camp, near Amman. © 2015 UNRWA Photo.
13 July 2015
Thirty-nine-year-old Hana Abdul Salam Abu-Azzoum, a Palestine refugee from Gaza, lives with her three children in a rented house in Marka camp (locally known as Hittin). She moved back to Marka from Amman three years ago after she was dismissed by her husband when he decided to marry another woman.
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Seventeen-year-old Nada Shawaheen placed first in the literary section of this year’s national twelfth grade exams in Syria. Her family was forced to flee their home in Yarmouk when armed violence broke out inside the camp in December 2012. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
13 July 2015
"For Palestine refugees, education is a lifeline,” says 17-year-old Nada Shawaheen, a bright and confident Palestine refugee student from Yarmouk, Damascus.
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Sixteen-year-old Maher is one of 129 Palestine refugee students who left the besieged neighbourhood of Yarmouk to sit their ninth-grade exams in Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
09 July 2015
In the weeks leading up to Syria’s ninth-grade national exams, 16-year-old Maher suffered from nightmares. Unusually for a student, he was less concerned about the exams and more worried about reaching the examination centre. “Every night I had a nightmare,” he recalled. “We were at the checkpoint to get out of...
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