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A group of women practice yoga at the gym in the Rawafed Association in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza. The sports facilities are funded by the UNRWA Gender Initiative. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
03 December 2015
Every week in the calm, early Saturday morning hours, a group of women gather in front of the Rawafed Association in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza, preparing themselves for their weekly ‘power walking’ session
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Twenty-nine-year-old Rabi helps support his family through his job at a sewing factory near Irbid camp in Jordan. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
03 December 2015
Rabi is a 29-year-old living in Irbid camp in Jordan. As a young child, faced with a learning disability, Rabi was registered with the Irbid Community-Based Rehabilitation Centre, where he started undergoing a rehabilitation programme, which included special educational classes, to improve his learning skills
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Nour Adeen Mousa sells snacks for children in the al-Rama School canteen, located in the al-Rama shelter centre in Jaramana camp, Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shadia Abu Miri
03 December 2015
Nour Adeen Mousa, 47, was injured during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, leaving him with paralysis that made it difficult for him to walk, sit or move around; for Nour, even getting out of bed was difficult. In 1983, he underwent treatment and rehabilitation in Germany and was thereafter able to sit and move...
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Mothers of children with disabilities from Aida camp near Bethlehem run paid classes for visitors on preparing and cooking Palestinian food. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ekram Amarneh
02 December 2015
In 2010, 22 mothers of children with disabilities from Aida and Beit Jibrin refugee camps, both located in the Bethlehem area, came together and initiated the Noor Women’s Empowerment Group (WEG). The Noor WEG offers cooking classes and homestays in the camps in order to generate income and support the costs of...
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From play-dough to pencils, a creative, child-centred approach to the first steps of writing. © 2015 UNRWA Photo Courtesy of Souyama Abed and Sahar al-Rageb
27 November 2015
Like all grade 1 children in their first year at school, seven-year-old Arafat is working hard to master the foundational skills of reading and writing. This is slightly more challenging for Arafat, who has cerebral palsy – for him, holding and gripping a pencil can be very difficult
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