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Engaging Youth: A Journey to Self-Sufficiency
06 February 2014
Damascus Dark-eyed and vivacious, 23-year-old Samar is the picture of a successful entrepreneur, but behind that picture are all the unhappiness and uncertainty of the conflict that has been devastating Syria for nearly three years. After being forced to flee their home in Yarmouk, Samar and her family came to the UN...
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In Gaza, Men Say ‘No’ to Violence against Women
05 February 2014
Gaza On 25 November 2013, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) launched the 16 Days Campaign to Combat Violence against Women. The theme for 2013 was ‘Time for Change: Men Say No to Violence Against Women’. In Gaza, the campaign reached 2,150 people through activities including sessions with key figures...
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UNRWA - Private Sector Partnerships
03 February 2014
“At UNRWA, we see private companies as important partners. Together, we are focusing on achieving sustainable development and supporting refugee communities,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi tells the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in a recently published interview. Asked about which companies...
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Commissioner-General visits Brussels
29 January 2014
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi visited Brussels for meetings with the European Parliament and with HE Baroness Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Mr. Grandi thanked Baroness Ashton for the long-standing and invaluable commitment she has shown to supporting...
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