The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) contributed this week to two high-level regional education meetings in Amman, reaffirming its leading role in and engagement with regional dialogue on reforming education systems.
During the three-week conflict in Gaza in 2009, Nimeh Hawwas, a Palestinian refugee from Gaza, lost her son Ashraf, her grandson Ahmad, and her home, which was demolished as a result of the shelling of a neighboring house.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi visited last week Palestine refugees, predominantly Bedouin communities, around Jerusalem and Jericho. The communities visited by the Commissioner-General are all located in Area C, which comprises 60 per cent of the West Bank and is under full Israeli military and...
UNRWA held its fourth annual awards ceremony to name the Woman of the Year and Man of Equality in Action 2012. Organised by the UNRWA Gaza Women’s Committee, the event acknowledged colleagues for their commitment, dedication and important contribution to improve UNRWA’s work.
In response to the high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia – the lack of red blood cells to provide oxygen throughout the body – among Palestine refugees in Lebanon, UNRWA routinely screens those with a high risk, including pregnant women and infants under a year,