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Commissioner-General visits Brussels
29 January 2014
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi visited Brussels for meetings with the European Parliament and with HE Baroness Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Mr. Grandi thanked Baroness Ashton for the long-standing and invaluable commitment she has shown to supporting...
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Protecting the Future in Syria
27 January 2014
Damascus After nearly three years of conflict in Syria, it’s becoming clear that the impacts are not just in the violence of the present: Another casualty – for children who cannot go to school, for patients who cannot see their doctors, for people who have lost their jobs, savings and homes – is the future. One of...
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Finding a Home in Bekaa
14 January 2014
There is only one Palestine refugee camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, and Palestinians fleeing Syria have, in many cases, had no choice but to scatter among the orchards of Bekaa, along with others seeking safety from the ongoing conflict. Um Tareq, who arrived in the Bekaa from Syria, settled in a piece of land with...
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Winter in Gaza: A Delicate Balance
24 December 2013
For Salah Uliyan, a Palestine refugee in Beach camp, Gaza, daily life is a numbers game: There is a careful arithmetic that gets him from each day to the next. He is the head of an eight-person family - including himself, his wife, and the four daughters and two sons who range from 2 to 17 years old. The home they own...
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Palestine refugee children in Syria longing to live a normal life
19 December 2013
Amid all the violence of the conflict in Syria, now nearly three years old, the Hameed family will always remember the shell that hit their home in the Palestine refugee camp of Qabr Essit, in Damascus, on 3 July 2013. In an instant, three of the family's children - 17-year-old Ahmad, 13-year-old Omar and 10-year-old...
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