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An UNRWA student with her Dream Bag in Gaza City. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
14 May 2015
‘Dream Bags’ from Japanese Lay Buddhist Organization Rissho Kosei -kai (RKK) have been distributed to almost 10,000 Palestine refugee children studying in UNRWA schools in Gaza and Lebanon.
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The director of UNRWA Lebanon and the acting representative of UNICEF Lebanon light the Palestiniadi torch marking the beginning of the event
28 April 2015
UNRWA, in partnership with UNICEF, has launched Palestiniadi, a three-day sports event for children and youth in Palestine refugee camps and gatherings in Lebanon. In its seventh year, Palestiniadi brings together more than 300 Palestine refugee children from Lebanon, Palestine refugees from Syria in Lebanon and...
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
15 April 2015
As part of its ongoing efforts to provide psychosocial recovery activities to Gaza’s children, UNRWA this week organized a recreational event for 26 children from two Agency-run Collective Centres in Gaza city. The children went on a field trip to the UNRWA Gaza Field Office (GFO) where they engaged in painting a...
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© UNRWA USA
15 April 2015
American Friends of UNRWA (UNRWA USA) invites its supporters to its fourth annual Gaza 5K walk/run on 16 May 2015 at Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. The Gaza 5K is a fun, family-friendly charity event which brings members of the American community together to show solidarity with the children of Gaza and to raise...
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 An UNRWA counsellor encourages fifth grade students at the UNRWA Gaza elementary co-ed school B in Gaza City to explore their thoughts and feelings through innovative Community Mental Health Programme training on Thursday, 12 March, 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwin
16 March 2015
Gaza More young people in the Gaza Strip are learning how to deal with stress and trauma than ever before, according to UNRWA. The trend towards empowering vulnerable refugee children in Gaza to better cope with the extreme challenges they face on a daily basis has seen a greater academic focus in schools and...
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Marah, 6-years-old, displaced from Yarmouk in Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Nourhan Abdulhafeez
12 March 2015
“I like the blue swing and I love to feel the air hitting my face when I play on it,” says six-year-old Marah Samour, as she enjoys the newly-installed playground in the UNRWA Haifa Collective Shelter in Damascus, one of 13 new playgrounds UNRWA has installed in schools and collective shelters in Damascus, Homs, Hama...
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Children collecting TOMS shoes in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Yaghi
06 March 2015
Washington, DC UNRWA is pleased to announce a partnership with TOMS to support Palestine refugee children in Jordan and Gaza. In addition to giving shoes to UNRWA students, TOMS supports local distribution expenses through its ‘Last-Mile Contribution’, which is used to cover the cost of freight, vehicle rentals, fuel...
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UNRWA student Waed Yasin holds new school stationery she was given on Monday. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
17 February 2015
For 11-year-old Waed Yasin, a Palestine refugee from the Gaza Strip, life has never been simple. Waed has witnessed three wars in the past seven years and knows that every portion of food or item of clothing must be shared evenly between her and her nine siblings.
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The match gets more intense as the green team scores a goal. © UNRWA/Nada Homsi
14 December 2014
The drum beats a battle song as sweaty, energetic UNRWA students face off. The audience looks on, cheering and jumping to the beat, leaning over rails to catch a glimpse of the action.
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