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Light in Aida Camp, © Guillaume Petermann.
26 March 2014
What I’ve learned is that we can’t wait around for someone else to help us, that’s not living, we have to develop ourselves,” says Islam Jameel. Islam, 35 grew up in Aida camp during the first intifada. Shortly after her marriage, Israeli forces arrested her husband Ahmed. He was kept in prison for four years until he...
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A Visit on Mother’s Day
21 March 2014
West Bank On Mother’s Day, 21 March, the elderly women of the Palestine refugee camps of Aqbat Jabr and Ein el-Sultan received a surprise visit from Felipe Sanchez, Director of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Operations in the West Bank, who came to remind them that they – among the most vulnerable of refugees –...
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Shelter from the Storm
24 March 2014
Palestine refugee women’s lives have always been very difficult. We lead lives of continuous struggle, very different from the normal life enjoyed by others,”
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19 March 2014
Gaza As a child, Um Ahmad didn’t have the opportunity to go to school, and she was completely illiterate when she got married, at only 18. But those who underestimate women like this Palestine refugee from Khan Younis, in Gaza, should take a look at Um Ahmad today. Now 42, Um Ahmad supports herself, her jobless...
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Climbing to the Top
19 March 2014
West Bank Yasmeen al-Najjar had one of her legs amputated when she was only 3 years old, after being hit by a car in her village, Burin, near Nablus. In January 2014, when Yasmeen al-Najjar was 17, she was very far away from Burin: 19,341 feet above sea level, at the summit of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro...
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