UNRWA Photo and Film Archives of Palestinian Refugees

Documentary heritage submitted by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2009.

© UNRWA
Jordan Valley Camp

Since the inception of the agency, UNRWA's Public Information Office has produced photographs and films covering all the stages of the history of the Palestine refugees, from the establishment of functional camps in the 1950s, the second flight during the 1967 war, the civil war in Lebanon, the turbulent periods in the second half of the 80s to the consecutive unrest starting in the year of 2000. During nearly six decades UNRWA has produced and collected a comprehensive record of still photographs and film material, covering most aspects of the lives and history of the Palestine refugees.

  • Year of submission: 2008
  • Year of inscription: 2009
  • Organization: UNRWA
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