West Bank

UN Officials: Israel must halt plans to transfer Palestinian Bedouins
20 May 2015
The Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, James W. Rawley, and the Director of UNRWA Operations West Bank, Felipe Sanchez, expressed their grave concern today that Israel is rapidly advancing plans to transfer Palestinian Bedouins in the central West Bank from their current communities.
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Hikers walk alongside Jamil, Sahari tour guide, as he leads them through Wadi Mukalak and surrounding areas during a 4 hour hike. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ruba Hafayda
13 May 2015
A group of Bedouin youth living in the desert of Palestine have created an eco-tourism initiative to support their community.
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Heiaf (right) taking part in the Health Camp Initiative. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ruba Hafayda
29 April 2015
No one likes to live among garbage. But in the overcrowded Shu’fat refugee camp in the West Bank, UNRWA sanitation services are stretched to the limit and garbage piles up in the street. Toxic fumes from burning trash hang in their air.
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Nagham, Raghad, Maram, Safa’ and Ihssan won first place in an educational robotics competition in the West Bank last month. They will be participating for the third year in a row in the Arab League robotics competition in Jordan! Generous support from donors like the USA makes it possible for UNRWA to provide high quality education to Palestine refugees. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Awtan Khalawi
22 April 2015
“I am now aware of the importance of every minute, I appreciate time more. Before this experience I didn’t manage time well,” says Ihssan, an eighth grade student at the UNRWA Qattaneh Girls School in the West Bank.
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Sameera and her family with her new sewing machine. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
17 April 2015
“My mother started crying when my children and I surprised her with a visit after six months of absence,” says Sameera. “I had not been able to afford the transport costs to visit. People who live in Jordan could afford to visit Tulkarem more frequently than I, and I only live 20 minutes away." Sameera lives in a...
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Asma in her university’s media centre © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Aseel Eid
16 April 2015
Asma, 19, is a budding journalist who dreams of reporting on the Palestinian stories that need to be told; stories about refugees, occupation crimes and women’s rights. “I want to help my people and report on the stories that are not covered in the media. Now, with the help of UNRWA I can do that,” she says. Asma was...
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