Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This neighborhood (an unrecognized refugee camp) was built after a 1929 earthquake that sent many people into the hills. There are almost no roads, all of the buildings are extremely close, and the only way to navigate is to climb these amazingly treacherous staircases that are everywhere. Because the area is not considered to be a refugee area, it is not provided any services by UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency) like education, health care, food, and other resources.
Nablus from the center's front deck
The view out the back window of the room I am living in