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Interpal Glasgow volunteers help to raise £22,000 for Gaza

Interpal’s Glasgow branch recently held a conference at Hampden Park alongside Scottish Annual Conference to raise vital funds and awareness for people with disabilities in the besieged Gaza Strip. According to the UN, more than 7000 Palestinians have been shot and injured by the Israeli military in the last year,…

A journey through gendered spaces: El-Buss refugee camp

Yasmin Khan, project officer at Interpal, describes her experiences meeting Palestinian women during her travels across Lebanon and Palestine.  El-Buss is a relatively small camp, with over 11,000 registered refugees according to UNRWA. In reality, camp residents estimate there may be over 15,000 people living in the camp, including some…

From Lebanon to Palestine: A Journey Through Gendered Spaces

Yasmin Khan, project officer at Interpal, describes her experiences meeting Palestinian women during her travels across Lebanon and Palestine.   My first experience in a refugee camp was during a very hot summer in Lebanon. When you plan to travel, it is important to understand the history and culture of the…

Treasures in a place of siege: Dalaal’s Story

For our series Treasures in a Place of Siege, we’ve asked women in Gaza to speak about objects in their lives that hold great importance to them. We learned that the things they cherish stand for more than what they first appear; they evoke memories of loss as well as…

Meet Nour, a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon. She’s #NoOrdinaryWoman

“I live near El Buss Refugee Camp in Lebanon, where I work as a physiotherapist. In the camp parents who have children with disabilities sometimes don’t fully understand how treatment can help them, and private physiotherapy sessions are expensive. But when they come here, they listen to all the information…