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Jibril, left, lost two of his four grandchildren to hypothermia in the storms last month. The family now live in a tiny plastic-covered wooden structure in Beit Hanoun with a blanket for a door. Photograph by Belal Hasna
24 February 2015
Baby Salma died of hypothermia at just 40 days old. Her body was drenched with freezing rainwater. It was frozen “like ice-cream”. Gaza was hit by a severe winter storm called “Huda” in January. Salma was its youngest victim.
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Unable to walk or speak but able to produce good furniture. © UNRWA Photo by Hannington Muyenje.
18 February 2015
They are a hidden population, whose size and needs are often little documented. Like anyone else, people with disabilities experience war and torture and seek refuge outside their home countries. However, their new places of safety – often camps – may lack sufficient infrastructure and services to address their needs...
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UNRWA student Waed Yasin holds new school stationery she was given on Monday. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
17 February 2015
For 11-year-old Waed Yasin, a Palestine refugee from the Gaza Strip, life has never been simple. Waed has witnessed three wars in the past seven years and knows that every portion of food or item of clothing must be shared evenly between her and her nine siblings.
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16 February 2015
Ninth-grade students from Amari Camp Boys’ and Girls’ schools enjoyed an afternoon concert and music lessons at the UNRWA University College for Educational Sci¬ence in Ramallah on January 28, sponsored by the American Consulate-General in Jerusalem. The concert consisted of Woodie Guthrie cover songs, sung...
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Cash distribution in Jordan. © UNRWA Photo by Hannington Muyenje
05 February 2015
“If someone told me that my house in Yarmouk had even one pillar still standing, I would go back home,” says Dana.* She fled the conflict in Syria 18 months ago with her husband and their four children; 7-year-old twin girls, an 11-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. Their home in Syria was bombed, forcing them to...
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