Hani and his uncle and daughter in front of an UNRWA school in the Gaza Strip
UNRWA USA, February 7, 2020
Hani Almadhoun is UNRWA USA’s new Director of Philanthropy.
Though he now lives in Virginia with his wife and daughters, he grew up in the Gaza Strip. Hani’s father was an UNRWA teacher in Gaza and his family benefited from UNRWA services there, so he can speak firsthand from personal experience about the work UNRWA does and how the Gaza Strip has changed over the past few decades.
Below, Hani reflects on these changes through the lens of Valentine’s Day.