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It felt like a ‘rain of terror’. There was no safe place in the whole of the Gaza Strip

Sitting on my balcony, looking out into the beautiful deep blue sea as I sip my Arabic coffee, I could be in a luxury resort on the Mediterranean coast. Only, this is Gaza. And only a few days ago, we…  


Japan Contributes US$3 Million for Removal of Rubble in Gaza

East Jerusalem – The Government of Japan announced a contribution of US$3 million to the United Nations Development Programme for damage assessment and removal of rubble in hard-hit areas of the Gaza…  


“I want my old normal life back” my son said.

In a moment of tranquillity, and while preparing the one and only meal I can prepare on a daily basis for my family, my son and I were in the kitchen when he grabbed my hand and said “Mom, I like my…  


Looking through a single lens can distort how we view the Arab Spring

Inequality shapes citizens’ views over whether their country has improved and so a deeper dive is needed to understand where the region stands  


Transcending the challenges of Down Syndrome

Buthayna is 25 years old and lives with her sister, mother and two nieces in the West Bank city of Ramallah. “I am a student at An Nahda Centre for Special Needs. “I love coming here to see my…  


Women in business, stronger together

When three women from different areas, with different personalities but same passion meet, some extraordinary ideas come up; ideas of independence, freedom and leadership. Maysoon Jarad, Rasmya Murad…  


COVID-19 prompts renewed focus on unpaid care work and gender equality

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, countless reports have been published on the increase in incidents of the burden of unpaid care work on women globally.  


Palestinian Prime Minister, UNICEF, UNFPA, and UNDP sign a MOU to strengthen volunteering opportunities for young people

Ramallah, State of Palestine - Under the auspices of His Excellency Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Mohammed Shtayyeh, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the establishment of a Palestinian…  


The virtual world is my new domain

“E-learning is an opportunity rather than a challenge. As a visually impaired person, I have started to move away from Braille language and use new digital tools such as NVDA, the NonVisual Desktop…  


Understanding what data tell us about COVID-19’s socio-economic impact

Hard-won pathways to peace and prosperity are being reversed in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.  

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