Zainab Yassin, 58, was diagnosed four years ago with diabetes. Today, with the support of the UNRWA health programme, she is able to manage her conditions through targeted medication, a healthy diet and regular exercise. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Yassir Awad
07 April 2016
Fifty-eight year old Zainab Yassin was diagnosed four years ago with diabetes. “I attended one of UNRWA’s health centres for a normal condition, when the nurse said that I had to take some blood tests, including tests for blood sugar levels. I was shocked and I went through a state of denial when she told me that my...
“Ordinary women can play extraordinary roles in the community.” On 8 March, the UNRWA Gender Initiative organized a celebration of International Women’s Day in the UNRWA Vocational Training Centre in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Reham Ghazali
21 March 2016
Approximately 500 women and girls from all areas of Gaza gathered at the UNRWA Khan Younis Training Centre on 8 March to celebrate International Women’s Day together
Hanan al-Hroub, originally from Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, is a second-grade teacher based in Ramallah. Her ‘Play and Learn’ approach to teaching has earned her a spot among the top ten finalists for the 2016 Global Teacher Prize. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
11 March 2016
Hanan al-Hroub, a second-grade teacher at Samiha Khalil Secondary School, a governmental school in Ramallah, and originally from Dheisheh refugee camp, is one of the top ten finalists for the Global Teacher Prize
A’hed Salameh from Al-Amal Preparatory Girls School in Khan Younis receives her certificate from UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl and Chief of the UNRWA Education Programme in Gaza Farid Abu Athra during the school’s honouring ceremony for high achieving students. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Yaghi
01 March 2016
Being recognized as one of the top students in your class is a remarkable achievement. It requires perseverance, dedication and ambition. But getting there becomes all the more challenging when your studies and school life are frequently interrupted by conflict, trauma or illness. In Gaza, which has seen three...
A student from an UNRWA school in North Gaza is participating in the ‘voluntary day’ held on 4 February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
17 February 2016
In the spirit of International Volunteer Day, on 4 February, 200 UNRWA students – together with UNRWA counsellors, teachers, their parents and local community leaders – participated in a ‘volunteering day’ activity in North Gaza to promote volunteering among youth in Gaza