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In Jordan, Palestine refugee children from Syria find hope
28 August 2013
“I used to learn French when I was in Syria,” 14-year-old Rawan says after she finishes reading a book from one of her favourite subjects, English, to her brother, 6-year-old Khaled. “But in Jordan, students learn English.” Now, she explains, her goal is to master the language, “because it will help me to get a good...
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UNRWA Supporting Resilience in Syria
16 August 2013
Little things take on outsize importance in times of conflict. Like haircuts: In the collective shelter at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Safad School, located in the Rukin Eddin neighbourhood of Damascus, Jumanah al-'Askari provides them for free, including to most of the children in the shelter...
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Making Life Sweeter
15 August 2013
If you ask Sana Adawi, a 40-year-old resident of Arroub refugee camp, in the West Bank, learning about healthy cooking practices has led to a major change: “Women,” she says, “can now be the doctors of their families.” She is describing the impact of a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) initiative, 'Life...
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07 August 2013
The annual staff iftar is an important tradition in the West Bank for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), bringing together staff from across the Agency to break the Ramadan fast in an atmosphere of collegiality and friendship. On 1 August, the twenty-third of Ramadan, 200 staff members – both men and...
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UNRWA and Partners Work to Support Students’ Psychosocial Well-being
07 August 2013
The ongoing Syrian conflict has had a marked impact on already-vulnerable groups, including children, young people and refugees. With the support of important partners including the European Union (EU), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and others, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has been working...
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