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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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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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Mohammad Khalaf/UNRWA Archives
24 April 2014
On 1 April, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) began over two weeks’ of events to honour World Health Day, marked by the international community every 7 April since 1950. In Syria, more than 600 Palestine refugees displaced by the ongoing conflict attended 27 health-education sessions in schools, health centres...
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What Was Lost
14 April 2014
With deep sadness and despair, Amal tells us that she is a teacher of the Arabic language; she’s not used to begging and asking for help. But given her current circumstances, she is ready to work in any field, even cleaning houses so that she and her daughter can live in dignity. That’s been a challenge ever since she...
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Kuwait Gives US$ 15m for UNRWA Relief Efforts in Syria
10 April 2014
New York Palestine refugees caught up in the Syrian conflict have been provided with a much welcomed US$ 15 million contribution from the State of Kuwait through the auspices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The generous donation from the Kuwaiti government will provide emergency relief for...
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Surviving a Conflict Entering Fourth Year, How Much Longer to Go?
27 March 2014
“Lord have mercy. People have died. What is this world we live in?” says an old man, sobbing. “Does no one care? Where has people’s humanity gone?” Amid striped sunlight and pools of standing water, standing on Rama Street in Yarmouk camp, I look up in dismay at the burned façade of a building, its third floor gutted...
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