Sameera and her family with her new sewing machine. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
17 April 2015
“My mother started crying when my children and I surprised her with a visit after six months of absence,” says Sameera. “I had not been able to afford the transport costs to visit. People who live in Jordan could afford to visit Tulkarem more frequently than I, and I only live 20 minutes away." Sameera lives in a...
Asma in her university’s media centre © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Aseel Eid
16 April 2015
Asma, 19, is a budding journalist who dreams of reporting on the Palestinian stories that need to be told; stories about refugees, occupation crimes and women’s rights. “I want to help my people and report on the stories that are not covered in the media. Now, with the help of UNRWA I can do that,” she says. Asma was...
Mr. Krähenbühl heard the personal stories of the civilians displaced from Yarmouk. Tiny Jihad Ya'qoub was born on 30 March 2015; he and his mother have received a baby kit and other essential household items from UNRWA. © 2015 UNRWA Photo byTaghrid Mohammad
14 April 2015
It is the individual lives at the heart of the Yarmouk story that make the imperative for humanitarian action so compelling. I encountered two such individuals on my mission to Damascus – Jihad and Mohammad -- tiny vulnerable infants who left Yarmouk in recent days, a place that was described last week by the...
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08 April 2015
“I felt so happy to see the smile on girls’ faces when I was distributing school kits to them in Talbieh school,” Diala says. Diala Amer Fayez Kakish, 16, is a 10th grade student at Raha International School in Abu Dhabi. She recently donated 210 school kits to students at the UNRWA Talbieh Girls’ School. Diala...
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07 April 2015
The incidence of foodborne and waterborne diseases among Palestine refugees has been decreasing steadily since UNRWA records began. However, a slight upturn between 2013 and 2014, which can be attributed to the conflicts in Syria and Gaza, indicates the importance of ongoing vigilance. Two important indicators for...