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Fighting Diabetes, One Day at a Time
02 December 2013
“We are like friends who care for each other”: That’s how 15-year-old Randa, a Palestine refugee student in Amman, described her life with diabetes. After the doctors and nurses of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) helped her learn to manage her condition, Randa joined the Agency staff in Amman on 20...
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Blazing a Trail for Working Mothers at UNRWA
02 December 2013
On Friday, 22 November, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) inaugurated the New Mothers’ Space in its West Bank field office. Opened by Director of UNRWA Operations Felipe Sanchez, it is not just the first breastfeeding space UNRWA has opened in any of its five field offices, but also the first such...
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UNRWA Archive Documents Memory and Continuity of Palestine Refugees
29 November 2013
When UNRWA unveiled 'The Long Journey' - a selection of photographs and films from an ongoing project to preserve, protect and digitize the Agency's massive archives - the date, the setting and the materials themselves, drawn from more than 60 years' worth of films and photographs, gave guests a stark and powerful...
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Darkness in Gaza
29 November 2013
"Everything stops," says Daulat. She doesn't just mean the refrigerator, the washing machine and other devices; this Palestine refugee mother means daily life in her neighbourhood of Shajaiya. "Electricity outages paralyze our entire life," she explains. Since the Gaza Power Plant stopped operating, on 1 November, she...
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Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence
30 September 2013
In Gaza, the Gender Initiative of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) works on both protection from and the prevention of domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Awareness-Raising in the Community (DV) project targets community members – women, men and youth – through training and discussion groups on...
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