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2016 Global Teacher Prize winner Hanan al-Hroub. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
14 March 2016
Palestine refugee and West Bank teacher, Hanan al-Hroub, has been awarded the Global Teacher Prize, known as ‘the Education Nobel’, for her work with traumatized children in the West Bank
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UNRWA Palestine refugee students participating in the kite-flying event in solidarity with the people of Japan remembering the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
13 March 2016
On the fifth anniversary of the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to hit Japan, messages of continued empathy and solidarity fly in the skies of Gaza. Over 1,000 Palestine refugee students from three UNRWA schools located in the Japanese housing project gathered to fly kites in commemoration of the disaster that...
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10 March 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse approximately US$ 2.6 million in funding available for reconstruction (US$ 1.8 million) and severe repair works (US$ 793,822). The funds will reach a total of 339 refugee families across the Gaza Strip. The families will be able to access this assistance through local banks next week...
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© 2016 Asia Education Summit
10 March 2016
More than 500 education practitioners, policymakers, academics, government officials, UN staff and representatives from 22 countries gathered from 24 to 26 February 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Asia Education Summit to share their creativity, experience and innovative strategies on how best to reach millions of...
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09 March 2016
The UNRWA Gender Initiative organized a celebration for International Women’s Day under this year’s slogan, ‘Planet 50:50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality’, in the UNRWA Vocational Training Centre in Khan Younis
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