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Back to School at UNRWA: Over 50% of Agency Schools in Syria Closed Due to Conflict
01 September 2013
2013: Ensuring Quality Education in Times of Emergency As children around the world prepare to go back to school this fall, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) regrets to announce that over half of its schools in Syria have closed, affecting nearly two thirds of Palestine refugee students there. UNRWA...
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433 students graduate from UNRWA Siblin Training Centre
23 August 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) held a graduation ceremony for 433 graduates at its Siblin Training Centre in Saida. The graduation ceremony was attended by the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon Ann Dismorr, and the Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon Achraf Dabbour,...
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Building Resilience through Education
26 September 2013
On 21 August, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) hosted the 'Education Development and Support for Children’ conference, in Damascus, to discuss the achievements of the Agency’s education reform, launched in 2011, and update stakeholders about its progress. The annual two-day...
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21 August 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is grateful to the Spanish local governments of Zaragoza and of Asturias for their generous support to UNRWA programmes. Zaragoza City Council, an UNRWA supporter since 2006, has made a contribution of EUR 80,000 (US$ 107,000)...
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06 August 2013
The generous contribution helped the JCP create 77 short-term job opportunities for food-insecure refugee labourers in these areas. KAHF support focused on water-related, agricultural and infrastructure-rehabilitation projects designed to help farmers address protection threats, including land confiscation and settler...
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