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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Oum Moussa tells her story at the launch of the 2017 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal in Lebanon. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
20 January 2017
Oum Moussa, a mother of four from Khan Eshieh camp, fled the war in Syria with her family and sought refuge in Burj Barajneh camp in Beirut, where she faces the challenges of life in Lebanon with courage and the hope of returning to her country
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Mohammad accesses the cash assistance from UNRWA through the e-card programme, introduced in Jordan in April 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Christien van den Brink
27 December 2016
Mohammad Adnan Alwesh and his family – consisting of his wife Samah and their three kids, Tareq, Rayan and Adnan – fled from Yarmouk camp in Damascus in 2014. Their life in Amman has been far from easy since. Mohammad’s family are among the more than 3,500 Palestine refugee families from Syria who rely on UNRWA cash...
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Signing agreement between the German Development Bank (KfW) and UNRWA, with Jonas Blume (left), Director of the KfW Office in Ramallah, and Marc Lassouaoui (right), Chief of the UNRWA Donor Relations Division. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
14 December 2016
Earlier today, the German Development Bank signed agreements with UNRWA totaling EUR 18 million from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The contribution will support the return of 1,572 families to the newly reconstructed Nahr el-Bared Palestine refugee camp in northern Lebanon, as well as...
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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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