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17 September 2013
For most children, going back to school means returning to a familiar place and seeing old friends, but for Akram, a 12-year-old Palestine refugee in Syria, everything will be different when he starts sixth grade this fall.
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In Gaza, Young Girl Overcomes Tragedy with the Help of UNRWA
13 September 2013
Like many young girls, 9-year-old Wala loved school, but the eight days of violence in Gaza in November 2012 are still a vivid memory. “We lived in fear. It was as if the house drowned under black smoke. I felt the earth shaking under my feet and would run to my mother who used to embrace me and promise me that...
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UNRWA Summer Activities: A Breath of Life after War and Displacement
11 September 2013
Aya Nimr, a 10-year old Palestine refugee girl, grew up in Yalda, south-east of Damascus. She has fond memories of living there, but eventually the ongoing conflict in Syria, which injured one of her uncles and killed another, forced her family to flee. When they arrived in Lebanon, in mid-2012, “we thought that we...
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American Friends of UNRWA Organizes Gaza Solidarity 5K in San Francisco
13 September 2013
The American Friends of UNRWA (URNWA USA), invites you to join the 2013 Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run on 5 October 2013 in San Francisco, CA. This family-friendly 5K, with a 1-mile walk option, provides a unique opportunity for people living in the United States to show their solidarity with the children of Gaza. Funds...
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Back to School at UNRWA: Over 50% of Agency Schools in Syria Closed Due to Conflict
01 September 2013
2013: Ensuring Quality Education in Times of Emergency As children around the world prepare to go back to school this fall, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) regrets to announce that over half of its schools in Syria have closed, affecting nearly two thirds of Palestine refugee students there. UNRWA...
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Building Resilience through Education
26 September 2013
On 21 August, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) hosted the 'Education Development and Support for Children’ conference, in Damascus, to discuss the achievements of the Agency’s education reform, launched in 2011, and update stakeholders about its progress. The annual two-day...
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In the West Bank, UNRWA Supports Students and Parents Accessing Education
10 September 2013
Anas Hajajleh, a 10-year-old boy, has begun fifth grade this month in one of the West Bank schools operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The thought of seeing his friends and teachers again and studying the subjects he loves – he plans to one day be a doctor – puts a smile on his face. This...
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In Jordan, Palestine refugee children from Syria find hope
28 August 2013
“I used to learn French when I was in Syria,” 14-year-old Rawan says after she finishes reading a book from one of her favourite subjects, English, to her brother, 6-year-old Khaled. “But in Jordan, students learn English.” Now, she explains, her goal is to master the language, “because it will help me to get a good...
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UNRWA and Partners Work to Support Students’ Psychosocial Well-being
07 August 2013
The ongoing Syrian conflict has had a marked impact on already-vulnerable groups, including children, young people and refugees. With the support of important partners including the European Union (EU), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and others, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has been working...
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