|West Bank women take charge, improving livelihoods and decreasing unemployment rates|
|22 April 2013|
In the West Bank, Palestine refugee women are taking advantage of UNRWA’s Job Creation Programme (JCP) to develop their professional and personal lives.
|UNRWA Commissioner-General pays supporting visit to refugees of West Bank Area C|
|28 March 2013|
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi visited last week Palestine refugees, predominantly Bedouin communities, around Jerusalem and Jericho. The communities visited by the Commissioner-General are all located in Area C, which comprises 60 per cent of the West Bank and is under full Israeli military and administrative control.
|Farmer's income stuck on the "other" side of the Barrier
|13 November 2012|
“75,000 shekels a year", recalled Abu Hatem. "That‘s how much money my family used to make selling 15 tonnes of grapes during the harvest season.” The amount is roughly equivalent to USD 20,000.
|Study: West Bank Barrier has a devastating impact on the environment and Palestinian communities along its route|
|07 June 2012|
The Barrier Monitoring Unit (BMU) of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ) released today the preliminary findings of a joint study documenting the impact of the West Bank Barrier on the environment, rural livelihoods, and the already-vulnerable Palestine refugee population.
|Refugees crowd behind ‘five-star’ checks|
|10 June 2012|
IPS – A group of Palestinian Jerusalemites steps down from a crowded bus to let two Israeli soldiers climb aboard to check identity cards, below the aluminum roof of this newly operational checkpoint terminal.
|Barrier construction deprives farming family of livelihood|
|03 January 2012|
10 December was International Human Rights Day, the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted. To mark the day, OHCHR (oPT) and UNRWA are putting the spotlight on human rights stories and rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territory.
|Refugees endure x-ray screenings to return home|
|09 December 2011|
Kassaab Ash-Shu’ur, a West Bank resident, picks up a child’s car seat stashed in his living room. “Even this must be taken out of the car and carried through the checkpoint, along with the baby,” he explains, describing the security checks he and his family must go through to reach their homes.
|West Bank farmers struggle to access own land |
|10 June 2011|
The small West Bank village of Biddu is one of several in the area through which the Israeli Barrier runs. The routing of the Barrier is designed to encompass four Israeli settlements near to Jerusalem, but it also separates the villagers from much of their land.
|Ensuring access to education for girls in the West Bank|
|04 April 2011|
Wafa’a Shihda is a 13-year-old student at UNRWA’s Al-Aqrabania school. The school exemplifies UNRWA’s efforts to ensure access to education for Palestine refugees living in the West Bank.
|European Union and UNRWA highlight partnership at village of Al Walaja|
|21 March 2011|
EU Representative to the occupied Palestinian territory Christian Berger and UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi today signed an agreement between the EU and UNRWA worth EUR 40million, during a special visit to the West Bank village of Al Walaja.
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