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Beacons of Change in Askar Camp
05 May 2014
the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Askar Basic Boys School No. 1 won the first annual prize for tolerance
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Samira’s Journey
02 May 2014
Samira was five months old when her mother noticed the girl’s face getting very yellowish. “Her father and I were shocked,” Um Emad recalls. “We realized our daughter was disabled, and different from her brothers and sisters. I felt that a difficult stage of my life had begun.” She and her husband, Hussein Ahmad...
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New Commissioner-General of UNRWA Sworn In
01 May 2014
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon administered the oath of office to Pierre Krähenbühl, new Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The Secretary-General (left) with Mr. Krähenbühl after the swearing in.
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UNRWA Students Win Robotics Competition
01 May 2014
Jordan In the ninth national robotics competition in Jordan, first prize went to four students of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school in Baqa’a camp and two of their teachers. “Our team, ‘Lego King’, competed against 37 private and government schools. It was tough, but worth the effort. I felt like we won...
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Balloons Over Baqa’a
29 April 2014
Jordan Balloons are a symbol of joy for children, whose dreams grow and expand and rise to the sky just as balloons do. At the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school in Baqa’a camp, Jordan, the Agency teamed up with Oxfam to help nurture the dreams of 30 of the school’s students and 30 young Palestine refugees from...
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