The Blue Balloon - Quicktime Version

18 May 2010

(18 May 2009)

This animation was made for UNRWA's 60th anniversary. This year UNRWA marks 60 years since the establishment of the agency. This commemoration offers an occasion for sober reflection but also an opportunity to showcase UNRWA's service and achievement during six decades of work alongside millions of Palestine refugees.

The Blue Balloon is a symbolic motif which represents UNRWA. It is like a protective moon that has accompanied the Palestine refugees throughout their exile. The balloon is a symbol of hope it can rise over obstacles; it is also a childhood object, representing the innocence of children who are the chief recipients of UNRWA services.