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Damascus Training Centre, Syria, August 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Iyad Alfaouri
20 September 2016
UNRWA celebrates the achievements with the students and their parents 17 of its students, including youth from Yarmouk, who were among those who obtained the highest marks in the grade 9 national examinations in Syria
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Originally from Darayya, on the outskirts of Damascus, Haytham Matar is one of the many refugees who left their homes when the shelling became too dangerous in 2012. He and his family sought refuge in Khan Eshieh camp. His case illustrates the situation of internally displaced youth whose education has been disrupted as a result of the conflict in Syria. In spite of these dramatic circumstances, he holds onto his hope for the future and his dream of becoming a surgeon. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
19 September 2016
“The world needs to care because the situation of Palestine refugees has never been as critical since 1948 and 1967, because the lack of political horizon and personal opportunities is draining them of their hope, creativity and resolve,” says UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
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India, the Palestinian issue and the UN
07 September 2016
K.P. Nayar of the Telegraph India writes of UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl’s three day visit to New Delhi and India’s long-standing support to UNRWA. Jawaharlal Nehru was among the first heads of government to extend financial support to UNRWA immediately after its creation by the UN General Assembly in...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl on Indian Standard Time
05 September 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl speaks to Siddharth Varadarajan of Rajya Sabha TV about the struggles and hopes of Palestine refugees and the challenges facing the UN Agency. Watch the interview
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Rafat Khurais and his son in their damaged home in Maghazi camp in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
07 September 2016
The hostilities in the summer of 2014 led to unparalleled human loss and destruction of infrastructure. At the peak of the conflict, 500,000 persons were displaced. Today, over 65,000 families – 70 per cent of them Palestine refugees – remain displaced, many living in unbearable circumstances
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