24 October 2010
To mark United Nations Day UNRWA has launched a new multimedia micro-site that invites visitors into the lives of Palestine refugees. The site features a series of short films from UNRWA's five fields of operation. The series, Peace Starts Here, offers a personal perspective, highlighting stories of perseverance and creativity in the face of the most challenging of circumstances.
The multimedia site – www.peacestartshere.org – is being launched with four stories:
Home is a first-hand account of a family of refugees whose house was demolished before their eyes.
Mohammad is a 14-year-old boy living in the Baqa’a refugee camp in Jordan. His mother died while he was young and his family is struggling to make ends meet. Mohammad's Cart follows Mohammad as he works as a delivery boy in the Baqa’a camp market.
Amal, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl in Gaza, had the chance to attend a human rights workshop in Holland. She returned to Gaza inspired and set up a new volunteer youth network: the Bee Project. Giving Back tells her story.
Fragments introduces Abdul Rahman – Abed for short – a successful artist from Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon. His work, which reflects the often-contradictory feelings experienced in the camps, can be found in art galleries across the Middle East and Europe.