Mahmood, a young teenager growing up in Arroub camp, was shot by Israeli security forces (ISF) firing plastic-coated metal bullets last summer. Over the last several years, the use of live ammunition by the ISF in West Bank refugee camps has increased. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ruba Hafayda
14 August 2015
A year after the violent summer of 2014, the pain of their injuries lingers for many Palestine refugees in the West Bank. Mahmood is a young teenager growing up in Arroub camp. Clashes occur frequently in the camp – more than once a week – with search operations by Israeli security forces (ISF) occurring every few...
Safa’a Khalifeh and her son travelled seven hours by bus to receive cash assistance at the UNRWA Damascus distribution centre. ©2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
13 August 2015
As Palestine refugees in Syria endure their fifth year of conflict, UNRWA cash assistance continues to provide a vital lifeline to over 100,000 families. For Safa’a Khalifeh, it also ensured that she and her family were able to maintain important family traditions and celebrate the festival of Eid al-Fitr this year.
Naima Abu Abed and Fatima Slama during a food processing class in the UNRWA Gaza Training Centre. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
10 August 2015
At the beginning of July, 16 female over-aged students (those who have previously failed two or more years in school) started two-and-a-half month apprenticeships in private businesses across the Gaza Strip; prior to the apprenticeships, the girls had successfully completed a six-month vocational training in food...
Youth gathered to participate and input ideas through a focus group meeting regarding camp improvement priorities. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
05 August 2015
Eleven young men between the ages of 16 and 22 have gathered around a long wooden table in the UNRWA Camp Improvement Project office in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza
“In this house, we can invite guests and offer them tea,” said Nabil Abu Musa about his family’s new home in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project. Nabil co-signed the undertaking together with Fatheia (left) and Khadra (right), his two wives. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
27 July 2015
The Musa family moved into their new home in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project a few weeks ago, after years of living in unhealthy and cramped housing conditions. As soon as they were informed by UNRWA about their new housing option, Nabil Abu Musa and his two wives, Fatheia and Khadra, visited the nearest UNRWA...