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Seventeen-year-old Nada Shawaheen placed first in the literary section of this year’s national twelfth grade exams in Syria. Her family was forced to flee their home in Yarmouk when armed violence broke out inside the camp in December 2012. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
13 July 2015
"For Palestine refugees, education is a lifeline,” says 17-year-old Nada Shawaheen, a bright and confident Palestine refugee student from Yarmouk, Damascus.
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Sixteen-year-old Maher is one of 129 Palestine refugee students who left the besieged neighbourhood of Yarmouk to sit their ninth-grade exams in Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
09 July 2015
In the weeks leading up to Syria’s ninth-grade national exams, 16-year-old Maher suffered from nightmares. Unusually for a student, he was less concerned about the exams and more worried about reaching the examination centre. “Every night I had a nightmare,” he recalled. “We were at the checkpoint to get out of...
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Manager Mujahed Mahmoud al-Sosi is contemplating the work of his employees in his furniture factory in Jabalia, northern Gaza. Photo credit: © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
07 July 2015
In the first floor of a tall, beige building in the Jabalia neighbourhood in northern Gaza, Mujahed Mahmoud al-Sosi sits behind a small desk full of piled papers and notepads. A map of the Middle East decorates the wall, next to a selection of different fabrics, from claret red to salmon pink to marine blue. The Al-...
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Mohammad Alloh was able to earn a better wage after completing a mobile maintenance course though the EU-funded Engaging Youth project.  © 2015 UNRWA photo by Taghrid Mohammad
06 July 2015
UNRWA, with EU support, is equipping 33 000 young Palestinian refugees with the skills to succeed in Syria’s challenging labor market.
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Dr. Dorothee Klaus, the Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations in Jordan, stands next to the Governor of Amman, His Excellency Khaled Abu Zaid, and the UNRWA Chief Area Officer in South Amman, Nidal Ahmad, who organized the event. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Hannington Muyenje
02 July 2015
On 26 May, clad in their well-pressed uniforms, members of the Amman Governorate Police and law enforcement bodies arrived one by one at the campus theatre hall of the Amman Training Centre (ATC) in South Amman. This was the second time UNRWA was honouring law enforcement officers for equipping UNRWA students with the...
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