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Finding a Home in Bekaa
14 January 2014
There is only one Palestine refugee camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, and Palestinians fleeing Syria have, in many cases, had no choice but to scatter among the orchards of Bekaa, along with others seeking safety from the ongoing conflict. Um Tareq, who arrived in the Bekaa from Syria, settled in a piece of land with...
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Winter in Gaza: A Delicate Balance
24 December 2013
For Salah Uliyan, a Palestine refugee in Beach camp, Gaza, daily life is a numbers game: There is a careful arithmetic that gets him from each day to the next. He is the head of an eight-person family - including himself, his wife, and the four daughters and two sons who range from 2 to 17 years old. The home they own...
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Palestine refugee children in Syria longing to live a normal life
19 December 2013
Amid all the violence of the conflict in Syria, now nearly three years old, the Hameed family will always remember the shell that hit their home in the Palestine refugee camp of Qabr Essit, in Damascus, on 3 July 2013. In an instant, three of the family's children - 17-year-old Ahmad, 13-year-old Omar and 10-year-old...
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Using Art to Encourage Change
19 December 2013
Damascus On 26 November, in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) invited 21 young students to display their paintings and photographs at the Damascus Training Centre. The exhibition, ‘Women’s Image in Art’, also included...
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Fighting Diabetes, One Day at a Time
02 December 2013
“We are like friends who care for each other”: That’s how 15-year-old Randa, a Palestine refugee student in Amman, described her life with diabetes. After the doctors and nurses of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) helped her learn to manage her condition, Randa joined the Agency staff in Amman on 20...
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