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Taghrid Mohammad/UNRWA Archives
26 August 2014
Few groups are as vulnerable, as full of potential or as in need of support as the Palestine refugee children of Syria. Of the 460,000 Palestine refugees currently in Syria, more than a third (about 184,000) are children. Education has provided hope for successive generations of Palestine refugees, which makes it all...
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UNRWA Archives
26 August 2014
The annual graduation ceremony at the UNRWA Siblin Training Centre in Lebanon was a particularly special celebration this year, as it also marked the accreditation of the Agency’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programme by the Lebanese Ministry of Education. Director of UNRWA Affairs in...
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Uta Filz, UNRWA Archives
25 August 2014
If you would meet Dr. Mohammed El Aydi in his tiny office in Khan Younis, he would propably go out of his way to serve you the best food in the Gaza Strip. You would have to beg him to stick to tea and felafel whilst he would take the time to tell you all about UNRWA in Khan Younis, conflict resolution, social justice...
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UNRWA supports students’ right to an education in Gaza, despite ongoing conflict
23 August 2014
UNRWA will commence a three-phase back-to-school plan in war torn Gaza this week, to help students and teachers start to transition into a new school year. This three phase plan is being coordinated with the UNRWA HQ, the Ministry of Education and in close collaboration with other partners who are working to support...
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Palestine Refugees Pass the Test
04 August 2014
For Palestine refugees in Syria, the national ninth-grade exams, held in June, were an important opportunity and an immense challenge. And yet despite three years of conflict – in which thousands have been displaced and several schools damaged or closed; in which the residents of Yarmouk camp suffered months of siege...
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Bringing STEM to UNRWA Girls
11 July 2014
Though few in number, the 45 Palestine refugee girls gathered on 26 June 2014 at the Jubilee Centre for Excellence in Education, in Amman, represented a major step in equalizing access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Aged between 14 and 16, the girls, students at three UN Relief...
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A School Year in Yarmouk
04 July 2014
In the months of siege that began in July 2013, the Palestine refugee camp of Yarmouk, in Damascus, ran out of virtually everything - food, medicines, basic supplies. For students preparing for the vital national examinations, one thing in particular was of paramount importance: light by which to study.
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Adapt, survive and thrive: UNRWA responds to the Syria crisis
02 July 2014
It was the start of another day for the UNRWA team in Syria. Our convoy entered the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus on 31 January where, as usual, a river of people as far as the eye could see stood waiting for food. A colleague casually snapped a photo, unaware that he had captured an image...
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Doing the Math in Damascus
01 July 2014
"My family's needs are beyond my ability to cope." A Palestine refugee from Syria, she fled besieged Yarmouk last year to seek shelter in Jaramana camp.
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