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From Gaza to Japan, a Message of Solidarity
12 March 2014
Gaza On the third anniversary of the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan, a message of continued solidarity and strength was carried there on the wind from the Gaza Strip. One thousand Palestine refugee students from UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools in Gaza gathered to fly kites in commemoration of...
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Light for Mayar
27 February 2014
Once upon a time, all 15-year-old Mayar Mohammad wanted was a mobile phone. It represented possibilities: to play games, watch movies, keep in touch with friends and explore the world beyond conflict-ridden Syria. Promised the reward of a phone if she did well in the general preparatory exams, she studied hard,...
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Adam’s Dream
20 February 2014
Beirut The first thing you notice when you meet Adam Rantisi, a 6-year-old who fled Yarmouk, in Damascus, just over a year ago with his family, is his friendly, warm, energetic spirit. Adam is a very active boy, but he has faced more challenges than most of peers. Since he was born, Adam has had 11 brain surgeries...
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Small Victories
14 February 2014
"Our parents told us about the Nakba of 1948," says Lama. "We didn't experience that. But we are having our nakba now, and it's painful." A Palestine refugee from Syria, Lama represents a link in the chain of Palestinian suffering; she heard the stories of 1948 from her parents and will tell the story of the Syrian...
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11 February 2014
Statement attributable to UNRWA's Director of Operations in Syria, Michael Kingsley The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) strongly condemns the parties responsible for an explosion close to UNRWA’s Turaan School in Muzerib, 11 km north-west of Dera’a City, southern Syria, in which...
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A Journey through Hell
10 February 2014
Fourteen-month-old Khaled was about to die. The entirety of his young life had been spent under the shadow of the conflict in Syria, but the greatest threat, in the end, was not the violence itself: Trapped in the besieged refugee camp of Yarmouk, near Damascus, with barely any food and no access to outside assistance...
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Palestine refugee children in Syria longing to live a normal life
19 December 2013
Amid all the violence of the conflict in Syria, now nearly three years old, the Hameed family will always remember the shell that hit their home in the Palestine refugee camp of Qabr Essit, in Damascus, on 3 July 2013. In an instant, three of the family's children - 17-year-old Ahmad, 13-year-old Omar and 10-year-old...
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UNRWA and US Inaugurate Jalazone School
20 November 2013
West Bank On Sunday, 17 November, Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), along with Felipe Sanchez, Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, inaugurated the Agency’s Jalazone Coeducational School in the presence of US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kelly...
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