UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) provides assistance, protection and advocacy for some 5 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory, pending a solution to their plight. It was founded in 1949.
See: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. "About UNRWA." Accessed April 24, 2013.
Photographs of Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp. Courtesy of Architect (submitted to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture), 2013.
For the Aga Khan Award for Architecture nomination procedures, architects are requested to submit several layers of documentation including photography. These images supplement the slides and digital images also submitted.