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UNRWA student Waed Yasin holds new school stationery she was given on Monday. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
17 February 2015
For 11-year-old Waed Yasin, a Palestine refugee from the Gaza Strip, life has never been simple. Waed has witnessed three wars in the past seven years and knows that every portion of food or item of clothing must be shared evenly between her and her nine siblings.
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16 February 2015
Ninth-grade students from Amari Camp Boys’ and Girls’ schools enjoyed an afternoon concert and music lessons at the UNRWA University College for Educational Sci¬ence in Ramallah on January 28, sponsored by the American Consulate-General in Jerusalem. The concert consisted of Woodie Guthrie cover songs, sung...
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Scott Anderson, Deputy Director of Operations for UNRWA in Gaza (left), shakes hands with Marcio Barbosa, Chief Executive Officer, Education Above All Foundation. © UNRWA
16 February 2015
During a press conference which took place Sunday at Al Shaqab in Doha, Education Above All’s Al Fakhoora programme signed agreements with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) for reconstruction,...
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“Gaza Gateway helps us to improve our skills. Young people do not have to travel away anymore to find opportunities,” Hanin, a 23 year old Project Associate with UNRWA’s Gaza Gateway. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
12 February 2015
UNRWA is piloting a new social enterprise, the Gaza Gateway, as part of an ongoing commitment to enhancing employment prospects for young Palestine refugees in Gaza. The initiative is designed to help young IT graduates gain work experience and employability training, and create new opportunities within the devastated...
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Students at Haifa/al-Majdal School in Damascus speak to British students over Skype as part of #myvoicemyschool. November 2014 © UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad
16 December 2014
This autumn, Palestine refugee students in Damascus, Beirut and Irbid linked up with students in the United Kingdom in the UNRWA school partnership project #myvoicemyschool. As the students got to know each other, they quickly developed friendships that transcended conflict and cultural differences. Craig, a student...
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The match gets more intense as the green team scores a goal. © UNRWA/Nada Homsi
14 December 2014
The drum beats a battle song as sweaty, energetic UNRWA students face off. The audience looks on, cheering and jumping to the beat, leaning over rails to catch a glimpse of the action.
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11 December 2014
Cairo The 24 th Annual Meeting of the League of Arab States Board of Educational Affairs for the Children of Palestine reaffirmed the League’s support for UNRWA education programme. The high-level meeting, held in Cairo on 9-12 November, brought together senior UNRWA management, Palestinian affairs representatives...
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Promoting Human Rights in the World’s Most Unstable Region
10 December 2014
Human Rights Day has a unique significance for over half a million children educated daily in hundreds of United Nations schools across the Middle East
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UNRWA students, teachers and parents join together to celebrate Human Rights Day
10 December 2014
A fluffy yellow die is thrown and a crowd of seventh-grade girls huddle around a giant Chutes and Ladders board, eager to see where the next move will take them. But instead of landing on a chute, or a ladder, the board piece lands on a white square that names a right – the right to freedom of expression. This prompts...
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INTEL helps UNRWA expand innovative self-learning programme for children affected by regional conflicts
10 December 2014
A new partnership agreement between Intel and UNRWA will improve access to the Agency’s innovative learning materials for thousands of Palestine refugee students and teachers. With the Intel Foundation support of US$ 100,000, UNRWA will create an online portal as a central gateway for continuous education for children...
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