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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
12 January 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl recounts his encounter with Rana, a Palestine refugee from Qabr Essit refugee camp in southern rural Damascus who lost one of her legs as a result of a double car bomb attack that killed more than 120 people and injured dozens...
Mohammad accesses the cash assistance from UNRWA through the e-card programme, introduced in Jordan in April 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Christien van den Brink
27 December 2016
Mohammad Adnan Alwesh and his family – consisting of his wife Samah and their three kids, Tareq, Rayan and Adnan – fled from Yarmouk camp in Damascus in 2014. Their life in Amman has been far from easy since. Mohammad’s family are among the more than 3,500 Palestine refugee...
Twelve-year-old Rana and her mother in Qabr Essit camp, Syria. October 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
07 December 2016
“It was late afternoon when my 12-year - old daughter Rana and her cousin went to the Sayyida Zeinab’s vegetable market at the entrance of Qabr Essit camp where we live,” explains Mahdiyeh Abdulhamid Abdallah, a mother of six. Sitting on the floor of her living room, with...
Shukri Ali is painting the door of his newly reconstructed house. Shukri’s family completed the reconstruction of their house with support from UNRWA. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj
28 November 2016
A few weeks ago, Shukri Ali’s family completed the reconstruction of their house with support from UNRWA and moved back to their old, still largely damaged neighbourhood
Mohammad, an UNRWA volunteer, engages young Palestine refugees at the Haifa School Collective Centre in Damascus to prevent gender-based violence, as part of the US-funded ‘Safe from the Start’ initiative. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
25 November 2016
Since the outbreak of the crisis, mass internal displacement and the highly volatile nature of the conflict have created conditions in which women and children are increasingly at risk of gender-based violence