19 September 2014
A. Kahel/UNHCR2014
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
Official Statements
A. Kahel/UNHCR2014
17 October 2014
UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis has highlighted the dire situation of Palestine refugee children and youth region-wide. “Already vulnerable as refugees, occupation and conflict increasingly deprive Palestine youth of basic rights and protection,” Ms. Ellis said.
Press Releases
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
09 October 2014
18 UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as Collective Centres for approximately 53,869 internally displaced persons.
Emergency Reports
Noorhan Abdulhafeez/UNRWA Archives
11 September 2014
At the heart of a school in Qabr Essit camp, Damascus, children and young adults who have suffered terrible experiences in the Syria conflict share with their peers how it is possible to maintain hope for a better future. “My favourite subject is maths and my dream is to be a maths teacher,” said 10-year-old Raghad,...
UNRWA Archives
27 August 2014
UNRWA summer camps are bringing smiles to Palestine refugee children in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Themed ‘Aim High for the Sky’, the camps target over 1,200 children, including children living Area C, which is the area of the West Bank under full Israeli control, and children living in the ‘Seam Zone’, which...
Psychosocial Support in UNRWA Shelters
19 August 2014
In Gaza, implementation of psychosocial support is one of the priorities of the UNRWA emergency response. Families seeking refuge in UNRWA shelters have experienced multiple traumas. They have fled or lost their homes, many have had family members killed and everyone in Gaza has experienced intense fear and disruption...
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,...