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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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A Passport to the Future
01 July 2014
the Damascus Training Centre (DTC) of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) seemed to provide a look into a brighter future for young people in conflict-torn Syria
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Saudi Arabia Supports Education and Health for Palestine Refugees
01 July 2014
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), has donated US$ 89.5 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). On 30 June, two agreements, to support UNRWA projects in the West Bank and Gaza, were signed in Riyadh by SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director HE...
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Students in Syria: Simple Needs and Hopeful Dreams
18 June 2014
“One morning, I went out to buy some food while my father was at work”
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Madaba Community Comes Together for Palestine Refugee Children
17 June 2014
Amira, a teacher at the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Madaba Elementary Girls School, remembers one of her students, second-grader Bana, saying to her: “Miss, I want to return to my classroom. I don’t like this room. It’s dark and many women come in.”
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Technical & Vocational Education & Training: A Gateway for Palestinian Youth Dreams
13 June 2014
In Lebanon, where their economic conditions frequently hold them back from educational attainment and other opportunities, Palestine refugee youth cling to every ray of hope. Their living conditions motivate them to seize every opportunity that they can, to work hard and to give back to help their family and their...
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A Garden in Qalqilya
10 June 2014
What can a principal do to make every morning even better for her students? AmalHasanein, principal of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Qalqilya Boys Basic School No. 2, decided to start with something simple and powerful: a garden at the school, to welcome her students as they arrive.
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Qatar supports UNRWA’s University Scholarship Programme
06 June 2014
In Brussels, the Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, accepted a contribution of US$ 100,000 from His Excellency Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Thani Al-Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and...
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Slovenian Minister of Education Visits Am’ari
03 June 2014
West Bank The Minister of Education of the Republic of Slovenia, Jernej Pikalo, visited the West Bank Palestine Refugee camp of Am’ari on 24 May. Mr. Pikalo was accompanied by a delegation from the UN Relief and Works Agency, including Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank David Hutton. During a tour of...
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