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Clowns Cross Borders
17 July 2014
West Bank With suitcases full of balloons, red noses and musical instruments, Rubén Río, Beatriz Garrido, Enrique Méndez and Javier Ariza, members of Spanish humanitarian organization Payasos Sin Fronteras, or Clowns Without Borders, brought smiles and laughter to children across the West Bank. In May and June 2014,...
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Hundreds of children attend the closing ceremony of EU-UNRWA Fun Days in Ramallah
28 May 2014
In Ramallah on 27 May, Palestine refugee students from UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools across the West Bank gathered at the Palestinian Medical Relief Society to attend the closing ceremony of the popular EU-UNRWA Fun Days project. The event was attended by officials from UNRWA, the European Union (EU), and...
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American Musician Brings Bluegrass to Bethlehem
27 May 2014
West Bank “I’ve come all the way from Tennessee to see you”, American musician Sierra Hull told the packed crowd at the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) girls’ school in Dheisheh camp on 21 May. “It’s always been my dream to visit Bethlehem and it is an honour for me to play for you here today”, she said, before she...
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3rd Annual Gaza 5K in Washington
05 May 2014
American Friends of UNRWA Organizes Third Annual Gaza Solidarity 5K in Washington, DC American Friends of UNRWA (UNRWA USA) invites its donors and supporters to participate in its third annual Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run on 17 May 2014 at Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. The Gaza 5K is a fun, family-friendly event...
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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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Sports for Dignity
28 April 2014
UNRWA and UNICEF Lebanon Launch Palestiniadi Sports Programme for Children Beirut Palestiniadi, a sports programme for children and youth in Palestine refugee camps and gatherings in Lebanon, was launched today by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in partnership with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Responding to...
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UNRWA Strongly Condemns Killing of Refugee Children in Syria
26 April 2014
UNRWA strongly condemns the parties responsible for the recent conflict-related deaths of three Palestine refugee children in Syria. These killings tragically illustrate the callous disregard of the laws of war which is resulting in the deaths of so many Syrian and Palestinian children.
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