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People Behind the Numbers - Exhibition of unpublished pictures from the UNRWA Archives 

15.09.2016  13:34


Join us the 23 - 24 September 2016, where the Danish Representation in Ramallah, the Danish House in Palestine (DHIP) and UNRWA will host a joint event in Ramallah, celebrating the completion of the UNRWA Archive Project.

Since its foundation, UNRWA has gathered numerous photos and films covering most aspects of the lives and history of Palestine refugees. The Archive Project has been a digitization process supported by Denmark – and a few other donors – in order to rescue and preserve this material, which is inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

The exhibition at The Danish House in Palestine (DHIP) is your chance to get a tiny glimpse into the Archive, which consists of almost half a million negatives as well as numerous prints, slides, films and video cassettes!

65 years after UNRWA’s foundation, there is a risk that the history of the Palestine refugees will only be seen as numbers and statistics. But it is important to remember that it is also a story of individuals and generations creating a life for themselves with all it entails. People Behind the Numbers is a testament to the everyday life of Palestine refugees from the early sixties up until the nineties.






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