Students from Haifa School in Beirut who took part in #myvoicemyschool, November 2014. © 2014 UNRWA Photo
12 June 2015
“When the explosion happened, I was scared,” says Hasan, a Palestine refugee from Syria now living in Beirut, to his peers in England over Skype. “I thought it was the end of the world. I couldn’t see anything in front of me.”
Japanese volunteers and UNRWA students put their drawings on display
25 May 2015
“It is a small world. A world of love, laughter, hope, dreams and fear. There is a lot we can share. It is time to realize it is a small world after all,” said Ro’a and Sondos from Zohour girls’ school at the opening ceremony of the ‘My Pictures’ drawing exhibition in Amman. Their team’s drawing was titled ‘Small...
Staff members of Community Based Organizations in Khan Younis actively participate in a ‘Training of Trainers’ workshop offered by the UNRWA Gender Initiative with funds from BMZ Germany. Photo credit: © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Ahmed Al Maqadama.
23 April 2015
UNRWA has entered the final phase of an early recovery project called ‘Assistance to Support Education, Health and Gender in the Transition from Emergency to Development’, generously funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ).
Nagham, Raghad, Maram, Safa’ and Ihssan won first place in an educational robotics competition in the West Bank last month. They will be participating for the third year in a row in the Arab League robotics competition in Jordan! Generous support from donors like the USA makes it possible for UNRWA to provide high quality education to Palestine refugees. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Awtan Khalawi
22 April 2015
“I am now aware of the importance of every minute, I appreciate time more. Before this experience I didn’t manage time well,” says Ihssan, an eighth grade student at the UNRWA Qattaneh Girls School in the West Bank.
UNRWA and the EU collaborate on education in emergency
18 July 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has been working to provide education and psychosocial support to the many Palestine refugee children displaced from Syria by the country’s long-running conflict. Support from the European Union (EU), which has contributed over EUR 2.4 million through its Instrument...
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Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, September 2016

September marked the beginning of the new academic year. UNRWA schools opened for 44,597 students to attend regular classes, with services provided by 1,860 UNRWA teachers in 45 UNRWA schools and 56 schools managed by the Ministry of Education. Overall, the number of students enrolled in UNRWA...

UNRWA in Lebanon Celebrates Teachers and Students’ Achievements
19 October 2016
In partnership UNICEF, UNRWA organized an event following this year’s World Teachers’ Day theme, ‘Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status’ at the UNESCO palace in Beirut to recognize the tremendous efforts that teachers have made to help students to achieve their best potential
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UNRWA distributed ‘Dream Bags’ to 6,550 Palestine refugee students in the Gaza Strip, thanks to a generous contribution from RKK, a Japanese organization. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
17 October 2016
UNRWA has distributed ‘Dream Bags’ to dozens of Palestine refugee students across the Gaza Strip, thanks to a generous contribution from RKK- a Japanese organization
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
07 October 2016
On the occasion of World Teacher Day, and under the theme of 'empowered teachers and sustainable societies', UNRWA celebrates the progress achieved to date in the Agency’s education reform strategy