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The surface of this road was dug up to allow access to water in Yarmouk. © UNRWA Photo by Rami Al-Sayyed
02 February 2015
Yarmouk is an extreme illustration of the deep, protracted suffering that many Palestine refugees in Syria endure. Yarmouk was once the bustling, prosperous heart of the Palestinian community in Syria; home to some 160,000 Palestine refugees and about a million Syrians. Today, about 18,000 are trapped in Yarmouk with...
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© UNRWA Photo by Anwar Abu-Sakineh
30 January 2015
“This is a happy home. I feel it smiles for us,” says 11-year-old Islam as she helps her siblings move their belongings inside their new home.
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30 January 2015
The electronic queue system at Jerash health centre was made possible by a donation from Kanan Hudhud, a medical doctor based in the US. “I chose to fund the queue system in Jerash health centre because I believe the system will contribute to better utilization of resources and help protect the refugees’ privacy,” Dr...
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The packing team with Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria, Michael Kingsley-Nyinah. © UNRWA
27 January 2015
The Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria, Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, has honoured a team of packers for their initiative and commitment in salvaging essential food supplies for Palestine refugees during the recent winter storms. Braving a blizzard with freezing temperatures, heavy snowfalls, and slippery conditions, the...
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26 January 2015
Having fled from Jenin, Ahmed’s family sought refuge in Jordan in 1952. Two years later, Ahmed was born in tent in Irbid camp in Northern Jordan. “I received my first vaccination shot from an UNRWA health centre,” says Ahmed, who still lives in Irbid camp with his wife and six children. Ahmed recalls how UNRWA...
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