West Bank

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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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Riham Jafary
09 February 2016
UNRWA and the Islamic Development Bank inaugurated the UNRWA Qalqilya Basic Girls’ School in Qalqilya, located in the northern West Bank
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
04 February 2016
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development, has donated US$ 59 million to UNRWA for projects to be implemented in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shaza Ghadia
01 February 2016
In 2003, in the midst of the second iIntifada, Right To Play (RTP) began operating in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Given the clear similarities between the goals of RTP and UNRWA towards creating positive change in the lives of Palestine refugee children and youth, a relationship was quickly formed.
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19 January 2016
Today, the Coordinator for Humanitarian and UN Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Robert Piper, and the Director of UNRWA Operations West Bank, Felipe Sanchez, called for an immediate end to Israeli plans to transfer Palestinian Bedouin currently living within the occupied Palestinian...
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Bedouin children from Khan al-Ahmar, located on the periphery of Jerusalem near Jericho. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
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In the oPt, Palestine refugees are exposed to the lasting consequences of an occupation now approaching 50 years. In Gaza, a decade-long blockade and repeated cycles of conflict has rendered the majority of the population dependent on aid to meet basic needs. Unemployment rates in the small...

“Part of the EUR 2.45 million contribution from Belgium will go towards supporting the Agency’s mobile mental health programme, which targets vulnerable Bedouin communities in the West Bank. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh”
11 January 2016
The Kingdom of Belgium has made a generous contribution of EUR 2.45 million to UNRWA in support of the Agency’s services for Palestine refugees in the occupied Palestinian territory
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo
08 January 2016
Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, Felipe Sanchez, has condemned the demolition of Bedouin homes in the West Bank by the Israeli authorities. “The humanitarian consequences of this destruction of property are grave and I am seriously concerned, particularly about the children who are now homeless”, said...
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