Palestine refugee youths participate in an annual UNRWA summer camp, this year organized under the theme ‘My Identity Is My Signity’. The UNRWA community mental health programme organized 18 summer camps led by forty-six Palestine refugee youth camp leaders trained by the Agency’s relief and social services programme.  © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Iyas Abu Rahmah
UNRWA concluded its 'My Identity is My Dignity' children’s summer camp implemented across the West Bank
© UNRWA 2018 Photo by Fernande Van Tets
Rima attended school as a child, but the lessons never stuck. “I went to school, but I didn’t like it,’ admits the 33 year-old from Homs. As a result, she never learned to read or write. Initially her illiteracy wasn’t much of an issue. But when her father passed away three years ago, she needed to find work and provide for herself and her family. “I was trying, knocking on doors, but everybody said I needed to be able to read and write,” she explains. With these rejections in hand Rima made a big decision: she would learn how to read. That was eighteen months ago. She decided to attend a...
Shadi has his spirits high despite his life changing illness. UNRWA, with support from ECHO, provides financial assistance to Shadi and his family. © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Fernande van Tets
UNRWA provides the most vulnerable Palestine refugees in Syria, including persons with disabilities, thanks to generous support from donors like the European Union
Participants share best practices in providing psychosocial support to Palestine refugee children in UNRWA schools at a capacity building workshop for Psychosocial Support Counsellors held at UNRWA Damascus Training Centre, Syria © 2018 UNRWA photo by Iyad Faouri.
The psychological effects of the prolonged Syrian conflict have been devastating, especially for vulnerable Palestine refugee children