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A Palestinian refugee women seen in Lebanon's Bekaa Refugee Camp

Coping with illness and displacement: the struggles facing Palestinian refugees

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan living with chronic health conditions are bracing themselves for yet another winter without proper shelter or access to basic healthcare. Forced to endure the cold winter months in fragile and inadequate shelter, the below-freezing temperatures increase their vulnerability and further endanger their lives. Many…

On the road to inclusion: A day in the life of an Outreach Bus Driver

Ahmed is on his way to his first pick up. He began his day early, leaving his home in the Tufah area of the occupied Gaza Strip where he lives with his wife and two young children. It’s a journey he’s taken many times before, having been a driver for…

Death and destruction in the classroom: teaching and learning under occupation

The lasting impact of schooling doesn’t just stem from what we were taught in the classroom; it comes from the experiences we gain from spending time with peers in an educational environment. Schools and universities should be safe spaces for young people, but for children in areas of conflict such…

Winter under siege: families struggling to survive in Gaza

Families in Gaza are still bearing the brunt of the 2014 Israeli assault, which killed more than 2000 people and left approximately 100,000 displaced. Four years later, 22,000 people are still displaced; moving from shelter to shelter or living in partially destroyed homes that have yet to be reconstructed. As…

The art of breaking barriers in Gaza

Art can provide a new medium through which people with disabilities can express their experiences. The creative process involved in making art has shown to be hugely beneficial to physical and emotional wellbeing; it reduces stress, increases self-confidence and helps to improve inter-personal skills. In the occupied Gaza Strip, poor…