EU Representative to the occupied Palestinian territory Christian Berger and UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi today signed an agreement between the EU and UNRWA worth EUR 40million, during a special visit to the West Bank village of Al Walaja.
Today, the First Lady of Syria joined UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestine refugees, to celebrate the success of a youth development, vocational education and employment project supporting young people in their transition from school to work.
This is the second part of a two-part photo-essay depicting the life of Palestine refugees in Lebanon’s refugee camps. The photographs in this essay are all from the temporary shelters in the areas adjacent to Nahr el-Bared camp and were taken in late September 2010.
Barbara Shenstone, the director of UNRWA operations in the West Bank, joined workers from UNRWA’s job creation programme (JCP) in planting olive trees on land in the West Bank village of Burin threatened with confiscation.
This summer, UNRWA, in collaboration with the American University of Beirut, conducted a socio-economic survey of Palestine refugee households. The European Union-funded project describes the living conditions and welfare status of Palestine refugees in Lebanon.