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Darkness in Gaza
29 November 2013
"Everything stops," says Daulat. She doesn't just mean the refrigerator, the washing machine and other devices; this Palestine refugee mother means daily life in her neighbourhood of Shajaiya. "Electricity outages paralyze our entire life," she explains. Since the Gaza Power Plant stopped operating, on 1 November, she...
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Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence
30 September 2013
In Gaza, the Gender Initiative of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) works on both protection from and the prevention of domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Awareness-Raising in the Community (DV) project targets community members – women, men and youth – through training and discussion groups on...
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 UNRWA Responds to Polio Outbreak
19 November 2013
As the crisis in Syria approaches its third year, the conflict, displacement and interruptions in care mean that public health is increasingly at risk. This danger has been made all too clear by the recent outbreak of polio in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, where the World Health Organization (WHO) has...
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Unstoppable Girl
18 November 2013
Getting an education has been harder for Sara than for most young Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip
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Stopping Diabetes, One Step at a Time
14 November 2013
On 9 November 2013, the United Nations for Relief and Works for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) highlighted World Diabetes Day, 14 November, by organizing a walk in Saida, Lebanon, inviting participants to ‘Walk to Stop Diabetes’
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