Seventy-year-old Miriam Salah, a resident of Baqa’a camp in Jordan, walks 5 km from her home to the Baqa’a Main Health Centre in order to refill her prescriptions and meet with her doctor. The construction and expansion of the existing health centre compound, expected to be completed in January 2017, will consolidate all of the health services into a new, accessible building, allowing UNRWA to offer better care to the patients who visit the health centre. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Holli Chmela
11 April 2016
In an effort to improve health-care services and ease the experience of patients, Director of UNRWA Operations Roger Davies, together with the Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of the United States of America in Jordan, Henry Wooster, broke ground in a ceremony on 16 March 2016 to launch the construction and...
Zainab Yassin, 58, was diagnosed four years ago with diabetes. Today, with the support of the UNRWA health programme, she is able to manage her conditions through targeted medication, a healthy diet and regular exercise. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Yassir Awad
07 April 2016
Fifty-eight year old Zainab Yassin was diagnosed four years ago with diabetes. “I attended one of UNRWA’s health centres for a normal condition, when the nurse said that I had to take some blood tests, including tests for blood sugar levels. I was shocked and I went through a state of denial when she told me that my...
“Ordinary women can play extraordinary roles in the community.” On 8 March, the UNRWA Gender Initiative organized a celebration of International Women’s Day in the UNRWA Vocational Training Centre in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Reham Ghazali
21 March 2016
Approximately 500 women and girls from all areas of Gaza gathered at the UNRWA Khan Younis Training Centre on 8 March to celebrate International Women’s Day together
Hanan al-Hroub, originally from Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, is a second-grade teacher based in Ramallah. Her ‘Play and Learn’ approach to teaching has earned her a spot among the top ten finalists for the 2016 Global Teacher Prize. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
11 March 2016
Hanan al-Hroub, a second-grade teacher at Samiha Khalil Secondary School, a governmental school in Ramallah, and originally from Dheisheh refugee camp, is one of the top ten finalists for the Global Teacher Prize
A’hed Salameh from Al-Amal Preparatory Girls School in Khan Younis receives her certificate from UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl and Chief of the UNRWA Education Programme in Gaza Farid Abu Athra during the school’s honouring ceremony for high achieving students. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Yaghi
01 March 2016
Being recognized as one of the top students in your class is a remarkable achievement. It requires perseverance, dedication and ambition. But getting there becomes all the more challenging when your studies and school life are frequently interrupted by conflict, trauma or illness. In Gaza, which has seen three...