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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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INTEL helps UNRWA expand innovative self-learning programme for children affected by regional conflicts
10 December 2014
A new partnership agreement between Intel and UNRWA will improve access to the Agency’s innovative learning materials for thousands of Palestine refugee students and teachers. With the Intel Foundation support of US$ 100,000, UNRWA will create an online portal as a central gateway for continuous education for children...
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UNRWA Archives
21 November 2014
Twenty-five years ago today world leaders adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most complete statement in history of humanity’s aspiration to give children universal rights protection to achieve their full potential. This noble document outlined the steps that we should all take to allow the youngest...
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UNRWA Archives
04 November 2014
UK Labour Party leader Edward Miliband visited the Bedouin Palestine refugee community of Khan al Ahmar in April this year, speaking with the community and even playing football with the boys in the local football team.
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29 October 2014
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai has announced she is donating US$ 50,000 to rebuild an UNRWA school damaged during the recent fighting in Gaza. Ms. Yousafzai made the announcement in Stockholm, where she accepted the prestigious World's Children's Prize. The amount represents all the prize money.
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17 October 2014
UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis delivered these remarks as part of the ‘Investing in the Future’ Protecting Refugee Children in the Middle East and North Africa High-Level Panel: Towards Better Protection of Refugee Children and Adolescents in the Middle East and North Africa Region
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