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Jihad Abu Mihaisen, a Palestine refugee woman, collecting stones from rubble to resell as a source of income for her family. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
04 July 2016
Out of desperation, 48-year-old Jihad, like many others, is earning an income by going through the rubble of damaged houses – a dire reminder of the devastating 2014 conflict
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Cash Assistance Throws Dallal a Lifeline
28 June 2016
The earned income of most Palestine refugees in Syria is often insufficient to cover the most basic needs. UNRWA cash assistance provides a lifeline
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Artists are drawing murals on the walls of the UNRWA Gaza Field Office compound as part of the initiative of colouring the walls of the 270 UNRWA installations across the Gaza Strip. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
23 June 2016
Provided with temporary job opportunities, 140 artists colour the walls of UNRWA installations to add visual beauty to Gaza
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“Sometimes many days pass and we can’t wash the laundry. The children get scabies and lice,” said Salwa Abu Nemer, who lives with her family in a makeshift shelter in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. Salwa’s home, like those of many people in Gaza, is not connected to the municipal water network. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
21 June 2016
Thirty-three-year-old Salwa Abu Nemer considers the lack of running water as one of her family’s most serious problems, as it causes disease and sickness
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UNRWA food distribution, Alliance distribution centre, Damascus, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
20 June 2016
Yasmin Sweid, Ahmad Ajan and Mustafa Ramadan are among the 450, 000 Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA in Syria and among those who have remained there throughout the war. Over the past five years, they have been confronted with some of the worst effects of the conflict such as besiegement, internal displacement...
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