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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Shukri Ali is painting the door of his newly reconstructed house. Shukri’s family completed the reconstruction of their house with support from UNRWA. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj
28 November 2016
A few weeks ago, Shukri Ali’s family completed the reconstruction of their house with support from UNRWA and moved back to their old, still largely damaged neighbourhood
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Displaced Palestine refugee Saleh Swidan is standing in front of his caravan in eastern Gaza City, where he has lived with his family since his home was totally destroyed in the 2014 conflict. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Sarraj
24 November 2016
UNRWA is in critical need of US$ 5.5 million to provide displaced refugee families in Gaza with the final rental subsidy payment for this year, without which they risk spending the winter in damaged, half-repaired homes or going deeply into debt to pay rent by themselves
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(From left to right) UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl with the Chair of the Lebanon Palestinian Dialogue Committee, the Lebanese Prime Minister, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon and the Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon calling for the completion of the reconstruction of Nahr el-Bared at the Nahr el-Bared Reconstruction Project Donors Meeting held in Beirut. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
05 October 2016
“When I visited Nahr el-Bared Camp at the beginning of last year, I witnessed first-hand the extremely difficult conditions which are being endured by the 600 families which still reside in the temporary shelters,” UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the assembled delegates at the Nahr el-Bared...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl and Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee Chairman Dr. Hassan Mneimneh deliver a joint statement calling for the reconstruction of Nahr el-Bared. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
05 October 2016
Joint Statement by the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee’s Dr. Hassan Mneimneh and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl on Nahr el-Bared reconstruction
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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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