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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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UNRWA Announces Human Rights Poster Competition Winners
17 July 2013
Tenth-grade student Shuruk Saádi of Marka Third Preparatory School in Jordan received first prize in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) human rights poster competition, which sought to bring attention to the issue of equality and discrimination, and encourage students to be...
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