conflict

© UNRWA Photo
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...
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Sana, a 22-year-old Palestine refugee woman from Nahr el-Bared, takes a photo of a little girl in the street. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
01 April 2015
“I want to make cinematic movies my way and compose the movies’ music myself,” says Sana, a 22-year-old Palestine refugee woman, as she watches passersby stroll the alleys of Beddawi camp in northern Lebanon.
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Marah, 6-years-old, displaced from Yarmouk in Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Nourhan Abdulhafeez
12 March 2015
“I like the blue swing and I love to feel the air hitting my face when I play on it,” says six-year-old Marah Samour, as she enjoys the newly-installed playground in the UNRWA Haifa Collective Shelter in Damascus, one of 13 new playgrounds UNRWA has installed in schools and collective shelters in Damascus, Homs, Hama...
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© UNRWA/Shareef Sarhan
13 January 2015
The Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, H.E José Manuel García-Margallo, visited Gaza today to see firsthand the situation following last summer’s conflict and to hear about the long-term humanitarian and political support required to help families in Gaza recover and rebuild. He also was interested...
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A family in their living space in Doumar shelter, Damascus. Thirteen UNRWA schools have been converted into UNRWA shelters.
19 November 2014
Managing UNRWA collective shelters requires a skilled workforce. The Agency’s collective shelters, formerly UNRWA schools, host 8,000 of the most vulnerable Palestine refugees displaced by the war in Syria
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ICRC’s Fabrizzio Carboni and Leni Uusikyla from UNRWA sign an agreement to ensure ICRC winter assistance reaches Palestine refugees living in the coldest areas of Lebanon. © UNRWA 2014.
19 November 2014
Palestinian refugees arriving in Lebanon from Syria are facing harsh winter conditions in the northern Bekaa Valley, where whole families have little or no means of survival.
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Back to School at UNRWA: Education Touched by Conflict
02 September 2014
As children in many parts of the world start their new school year, half a million Palestine refugee children should be returning to over 650 UNRWA schools in Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Syria – but many cannot.
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