At only 19 years old, Jawa has taken her passion for hairdressing, makeup and skin care, and with the assistance of UNRWA and its Spanish Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund project, turned it into a business.
As a Palestine refugee who grew up in Lebanon, Abdullah always faced significant barriers to getting both an education and a job. UNRWA’s programmes for refugee youth gave him a chance to achieve more.
Ahmad Al-Jariri always knew he was a refugee from Palestine. But growing up in Jordan, he didn’t witness the Nakba (“catastrophe”) with his own eyes – the initial exodus of Palestine refugees from their homes and land in 1948.