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15-year-old Jameela Abu Jom’a, an UNRWA student from the Gaza Strip, wins Inspirational Messages of Peace Contest © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
14 May 2019
Children in Gaza often grow up in very bleak conditions, frequently surrounded by poverty and violence, and face particular challenges when it comes to obtaining an education and enjoying basic human rights. Yet, they have dreams and want a future, like every other child in...
Cooperation between sanitation laborers and local community as they clean Baqa'a refugee camp together to welcome the holy month of Ramadan. @ 2019 UNRWA photo by Daniah Al-Batayneh
13 May 2019
Just inside Baqa’a refugee camp, south of the capital city, activities are already in full swing in preparation of the holy month of Ramadan
25 year-old Lamess Lolowith her 10 day-old baby Riyad visit with their doctor at an UNRWA health centre in Gaza. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
08 May 2019
Health is fundamental to human development. It is also a sector where change and challenges are constant. Every year brings new technological and scientific advances, new risks and threats to public health, and ever greater societal expectations for higher standards of...
© 2019 UNRWA Photo by Melanie Hyde
08 April 2019
It was about 3:00 am on 7 March 2019 when Adham smelled tear gas creeping through the narrow alleyway leading up to his home in Dheisheh camp in the occupied West Bank. A father to three small children, Adham ran to his bedroom to wake his wife, where she slept with their...
A parents’ awareness raising session in UNRWA Mamounia Elementary Co-ed School in Gaza, as part of an Education in Emergencies project funded by Belgium. © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Hussein Jaber
27 March 2019
In December 2018, as part of an Education in Emergencies project, the UNRWA education programme in Gaza held an awareness-raising session for some 1,744 parents across 17 schools in the Gaza Strip.