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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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Blazing a Trail for Working Mothers at UNRWA
02 December 2013
On Friday, 22 November, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) inaugurated the New Mothers’ Space in its West Bank field office. Opened by Director of UNRWA Operations Felipe Sanchez, it is not just the first breastfeeding space UNRWA has opened in any of its five field offices, but also the first such...
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