displacement

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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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) team member Mohammed Atallah shares his experience with other Collective Centre Management Unit staff during a training on ‘lessons learned‘ held on 26 April in Gaza City. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
06 May 2015
“The most important output from this training is to find and discuss the most successful approaches in the management of UNRWA Collective Centres,” said Ansa Masaud, head of the UNRWA Collective Centres Management Unit (CCMU) at the beginning of a ‘lessons learned’ event held on 26 April for 25 UNRWA staff members in...
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Rafat Khurais and his son in their damaged home in Maghazi camp in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
07 September 2016
The hostilities in the summer of 2014 led to unparalleled human loss and destruction of infrastructure. At the peak of the conflict, 500,000 persons were displaced. Today, over 65,000 families – 70 per cent of them Palestine refugees – remain displaced, many living in unbearable circumstances
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Jamila Hamad, her daughter Dina and their little cat  on the bed in their one-bedroom flat located on the rooftop of a four-storey house in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Saraj.
07 September 2016
In Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza, in a neighbourhood full of damaged and half-repaired houses with broad, sandy streets stretching between them, lives Jamila Hamad with her 10-year-old daughter Dina in a one-bedroom makeshift flat on the rooftop of a four-storey building
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Al-Neirabein School, Mazzeh, Damascus, Syria, July 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
24 August 2016
On a hot July morning, Mohammad-Raddi Henawi stands at the whiteboard at the front of the classroom of Al-Neirabeen School, working on a math equation. He is one of the thousands of displaced Palestine refugee children attending the UNRWA summer learning programme that prepares students to resume their schooling in...
Features
14 July 2016
The Israeli authorities have carried out a large scale demolition in the Bedouin refugee community at Anata in the occupied West Bank. Seven residential structures, four animal shelters and four toilet units, were destroyed of which three were funded by an international NGO
Official Statements
Beqaa Valley, Lebanon, where Palestine refugees displaced from Syria often live in same encampments as Syrian refugees. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Mahmoud Khair
15 June 2016
UNRWA is extending the provision of cash assistance towards basic needs, including housing, to eligible Palestine refugees displaced from Syria in Lebanon until the end of October 2016
Press Releases
Photo by OCHA
07 April 2016
UNRWA condemns today’s large scale home demolitions by the Israeli Authorities in the Bedouin refugee community of Um al Khayr in the South Hebron Hills. As a result, 31 Palestine refugees, including 16 children, were made homeless. This community has endured several rounds of demolitions and often faced harassment...
Official Statements