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.
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.
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.
25 June 2016
UNRWA is gravely concerned about the recent decision of the Israeli High Court of Justice to reject the appeals filed by Palestine refugee families against two punitive demolitions in Kalandia refugee camp
Official Statements
AdCom and donor representatives pose with students who won the national robotics competition, Qalqilya Boys School. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Kazem Abu Khalaf
06 June 2016
UNRWA conducted a West Bank field visit to Advisory Commission members and other donor representatives
Press Releases
UNRWA Education in Emergencies Strategy Consultation Workshop in Amman, Jordan. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Eleonore Jones.
16 May 2016
Technical education experts from UNRWA came together last week in Amman to discuss the development of the Agency’s Education in Emergencies strategy
Press Releases
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
22 April 2016
The Real Madrid Foundation and UNRWA continue with their project, ‘Social Sports Schools in the ocupied Palestinian territory (Gaza and West Bank)’
Press Releases
Photo courtesy of Nidal al-Krunz
14 April 2016
In the narrow alleys of Arroub refugee camp in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, 35-year-old Nidal al-Krunz is a young Palestine refugee who spends most of his time in a small, cluttered workshop manufacturing cinematic and television filming equipment