displacement

“In this house, we can invite guests and offer them tea,” said Nabil Abu Musa about his family’s new home in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project. Nabil co-signed the undertaking together with Fatheia (left) and Khadra (right), his two wives. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
27 July 2015
The Musa family moved into their new home in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project a few weeks ago, after years of living in unhealthy and cramped housing conditions. As soon as they were informed by UNRWA about their new housing option, Nabil Abu Musa and his two wives, Fatheia and Khadra, visited the nearest UNRWA...
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Sixteen-year-old Maher is one of 129 Palestine refugee students who left the besieged neighbourhood of Yarmouk to sit their ninth-grade exams in Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
09 July 2015
In the weeks leading up to Syria’s ninth-grade national exams, 16-year-old Maher suffered from nightmares. Unusually for a student, he was less concerned about the exams and more worried about reaching the examination centre. “Every night I had a nightmare,” he recalled. “We were at the checkpoint to get out of...
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Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
09 June 2015
US$ 2,097,225 in funding, available for cash assistance for rental subsidies (US$ 21,800), severe (US$ 1,897,329) major (US$ 72,298) and minor (US$ 96,798) repairs and the US$ 500 reintegration grant to replace lost households goods (US$ 9,000),
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UNRWA food parcels and bread are distributed in Yalda, 7 June 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
07 June 2015
UNRWA established a distribution point in Yalda today, initiating a third round of food distribution to families in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham displaced or affected by the conflict in Yarmouk. A total of 1,200 families were provided with food parcels and packets of bread.
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Two teenage girls from Yarmouk get ready to prepare to sit for national exams, Palestine Institute School, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
04 June 2015
Alaa still remembers the day she was forced to flee Syria. “When I visualize the old days of violence in Kafr Battna, Damascus, I cannot believe I am still alive,” she says. “The walls of our house were tumbling down as we fled. It is like a nightmare.” Like many other young Palestine refugees who ran from Syria to...
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A young child receives vaccinations from UNRWA nurses at the mobile health point in Yalda, 3 June 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
04 June 2015
3 June 2015 | Issue No. 37 UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, providing health services, vaccinations, dental services, fresh water, fresh and dry food, and child nutritional supplements. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east. Situation Report - 3...
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Khaled Mohammed al-Jalous and his wife Etimad Shukri al-Jalous sign the undertaking for their new home in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project.  © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
03 June 2015
As part of its regular commitment to serving Palestine refugees in Gaza, UNRWA is allocating 449 newly-built housing units in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project to selected refugee families. As of 27 May,
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Yarmouk Situation Update 36
30 May 2015
UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, providing health services, vaccinations, dental services, fresh water and child nutritional supplements. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east.
Emergency Reports
Additional 219 refugee families receive support from UNRWA
28 May 2015
More than US$ 282,500 in funding, available for cash assistance for rental subsidies, repair works and reintegration grants, will reach 219 refugee families across the Gaza Strip
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