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UNRWA Scholarship Eases the Life of a Needy Student
21 February 2014
When 18-year-old Zeid came home in August 2012 with the news that he had excelled in the Tawjihi exams, earning an average of 96.2 per cent, his father, Yousef Abu-Ersheid, could not hold back tears. But they were not just the happy tears of a proud father. "I am crying because I am afraid you won't be able to...
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Adam’s Dream
20 February 2014
Beirut The first thing you notice when you meet Adam Rantisi, a 6-year-old who fled Yarmouk, in Damascus, just over a year ago with his family, is his friendly, warm, energetic spirit. Adam is a very active boy, but he has faced more challenges than most of peers. Since he was born, Adam has had 11 brain surgeries...
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Small Victories
14 February 2014
"Our parents told us about the Nakba of 1948," says Lama. "We didn't experience that. But we are having our nakba now, and it's painful." A Palestine refugee from Syria, Lama represents a link in the chain of Palestinian suffering; she heard the stories of 1948 from her parents and will tell the story of the Syrian...
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Bedouin Representative Explains Area C Displacement to President of the European Parliament
14 February 2014
West Bank “Refugees were displaced once in 1967. The Bedouin refugee is being displaced once a year,” according to Abu Khamees, a representative of the Bedouin community of Khan al Ahmar. This cluster of communities, on the eastern periphery of Jerusalem, is in Area C, the 60 per cent of the West Bank that is under...
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Yarmouk, the refugee camp that shames the world
11 February 2014
Tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees trapped in a Syrian camp by the war are enduring appalling conditions that ought to concern all of us. Christopher Gunness, spokesman for the UN relief effort, says humanitarian aid must be stepped up The lexicon of man's inhumanity to man has a new word – Yarmouk. The camp,...
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