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16 June 2015
By Hasan Abu Nimah, Jordan’s former ambassador to the United Nations UNRWA is struggling to avert a critical financial crisis that threatens the essential operations of the 60-year-old UN agency for Palestine refugees. At a recent briefing in Amman, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl warned that the current...
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Students from Haifa School in Beirut who took part in #myvoicemyschool, November 2014. © 2014 UNRWA Photo
12 June 2015
“When the explosion happened, I was scared,” says Hasan, a Palestine refugee from Syria now living in Beirut, to his peers in England over Skype. “I thought it was the end of the world. I couldn’t see anything in front of me.”
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Two teenage girls from Yarmouk get ready to prepare to sit for national exams, Palestine Institute School, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
04 June 2015
Alaa still remembers the day she was forced to flee Syria. “When I visualize the old days of violence in Kafr Battna, Damascus, I cannot believe I am still alive,” she says. “The walls of our house were tumbling down as we fled. It is like a nightmare.” Like many other young Palestine refugees who ran from Syria to...
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Japanese volunteers and UNRWA students put their drawings on display
25 May 2015
“It is a small world. A world of love, laughter, hope, dreams and fear. There is a lot we can share. It is time to realize it is a small world after all,” said Ro’a and Sondos from Zohour girls’ school at the opening ceremony of the ‘My Pictures’ drawing exhibition in Amman. Their team’s drawing was titled ‘Small...
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Hikers walk alongside Jamil, Sahari tour guide, as he leads them through Wadi Mukalak and surrounding areas during a 4 hour hike. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ruba Hafayda
13 May 2015
A group of Bedouin youth living in the desert of Palestine have created an eco-tourism initiative to support their community.
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