education

300,000 UNRWA children start school in conflict-ravaged Gaza and Syria
14 September 2014
Nearly 300,000 children went back to UNRWA schools at the start of the school year in Gaza and Syria today. “In Gaza, conflict has profoundly affected the traditional learning environment and delayed the academic year for almost three weeks,” said UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. "But after the traumatic...
Press Releases
Statement of the Commissioner-General on the opening of the school year in Gaza
14 September 2014
As we start the school year, let us first join together in honoring the memory of the 500 children killed during the conflict - an average of ten a day. Let us remember and honor the 3,000 injured children, of which the UN believes 1,000 will have some form of physical disability for the rest of their lives. The...
Official Statements
Back to School at UNRWA: Education Touched by Conflict
02 September 2014
As children in many parts of the world start their new school year, half a million Palestine refugee children should be returning to over 650 UNRWA schools in Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Syria – but many cannot.
Press Releases
Gaza Situation Report 55
01 September 2014
55,086 IDPs – Palestine refugees and non-refugees – continue to take shelter in 36 UNRWA schools
Emergency Reports
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
31 August 2014
Almost one quarter of UNRWA school buildings (156) continue to serve as collective centers. 58,071 IDPs – Palestine refugees and non-refugees – continue to take shelter in 36 UNRWA schools.
Emergency Reports
UNRWA Stands with the Children of Gaza at the Start of a New School Year UNRWA Stands with the Children of Gaza at the Start of a New School Year
27 August 2014
It is early on Sunday morning and the sound of school bells can be heard. Playgrounds are full. Students are in lines singing the Palestinian national anthem. Teachers are supervising activities. Speeches are being delivered. This, however, is not a typical school assembly, as falls on day 48 of a war that has seen...
Features
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...
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