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Myasar Othman lives with her children in the Damascus Training Centre, along with 180 other Palestine refugee families displaced by the war. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2017
Myasar Othman carefully folds her children’s blankets in her room at the Damascus Training Centre, located on the hillside southwest of the city. The 40-year-old mother of three now lives in the UNRWA facility, which accommodates in its classrooms more than 180 Palestine...
Alia Shehabi, Alliance Distribution Centre, Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2017
Eighty-year-old Palestine refugee Alia Shehabi moved in search of refuge with her family to the old city of Damascus when they left Palestine in 1948. A child of the Nakba, she grew up in Damascus, a city she loved. She never thought that in her old age, she, along with the...
Abdallah Mohammad al-Sahli, Damascus, Syria. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2017
Every morning, when the weather is good, Abdallah Mohammad al-Sahli sits on one of the benches in the sunny courtyard of the Damascus Training Centre collective shelter. The 77-year-old usually likes to walk around and enjoy the relative calm, away from the crowded shelter
Gender Champion Award winner and acting deputy chief of the Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme, Muin Moqat, is explaining the importance of the co-signing practice in the third phase of the Rafah Rehousing Project in southern Gaza. © 2017 UNRWA
13 March 2017
In light of this year’s International Women’s Day theme ‘Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030 (#BeBoldforChange), UNRWA has launched the Gender Champion Award to recognize staff who have made exemplary contributions to advance the Agency’s work towards...
Wafa Diyab, UNRWA Recruitment Officer, received flowers from her colleagues in celebration of her UNRWA Gender Equality Champion Award. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
13 March 2017
In light of this year’s International Women’s Day theme Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030 (#BeBoldforChange), UNRWA has launched the Gender Equality Champion Award to recognize staff who have made exemplary contributions to advance the Agency’s work...