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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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A Beautiful Day
28 April 2014
The smiles on hundreds of faces at Amman New Camp Elementary Girls’ School - of children, parents, officials, staff members and others from local community – could only mean one thing: Joy Day. School Head Teacher Safiyyeh Mitwalli explained: “South Amman Area every year organizes a Joy Day, which includes activities...
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An Anniversary for Engaging Youth
25 April 2014
Syria At the Damascus Training Centre of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), on the hillside south-west of the city, 12 young Palestine refugees sat together one evening to share their concerns, their dreams and their hopes for the future. It was an appropriate anniversary, as the centre’s international computer...
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