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16 December 2016
The European Union has contributed an additional EUR 20 million in support UNRWA core programmes, including education, health, and relief and social services
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Abel Piqueras Candela, Rrepresentative of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, and the UNRWA team pose with a group of the Fair’s participants. Hoops Club, Beirut. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
16 December 2016
On 15 December 2016, UNRWA opened the fifth annual Academic Fair in Lebanon to support young Palestine refugees in their pursuit of future educational and professional opportunities
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Participants at the 2016 Cisco Networking Academy Partners Summit in Berlin, Germany. Photo Courtesy of Cisco
16 December 2016
Building on the ongoing work and partnership with the Cisco Academy, which has been in effect since 2001, UNRWA participated in the Cisco Networking Academy Partners Summit, which was held in Berlin, Germany, from 14 to 18 November 2016
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Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, October 2016
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October 2016 was marked by a severe deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Khan Eshieh camp, south of Damascus. Increasing levels of armed conict, including shelling on the camp and its vicinity, continue to put the lives of approximately 8,000 Palestine refugees and 4,000 Syrians who...

© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Mustafa Gharabli
01 December 2016
From 23 to 25 November, the Department of Education of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held a forum in Amman as part of its efforts to strengthen the implementation of the Agency’s Curriculum Framework. The UNRWA education programme developed the Curriculum...
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Courtesy of the Netherlands Embassy to Jordan
29 November 2016
The Netherlands Embassy in Jordan announced on Monday, 28 November, a contribution of EUR 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of education services provided by the Agency to Palestine refugee children from Syria. This announcement comes as...
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25 November 2016
The twenty-sixth annual meeting of the Council of Educational Affairs of the League of Arab States (Arab League) with the Department of Education of UNRWA was held in Cairo from 6 to 9 November 2016 to discuss the achievements and challenges of the UNRWA education programme
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Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, July - September 2016
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The third quarter of 2016 continued to be marked by increased violence in dierent parts of Syria, resulting in further loss of civilian lives. The opposition-controlled areas of eastern Aleppo city have been cut from humanitarian assistance since 7 July. UNRWA estimates that close to 2,708...

US State Department’s Assistant Secretary of Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard (left) and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (centre) cut the new school ribbon during the inauguration ceremony. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
14 November 2016
The U.S. State Department’s Assistant Secretary of Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard, and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl inaugurated the newly constructed American-funded UNRWA school in Jabal Taj in Amman
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Damascus, Syria, 10 November 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
09 November 2016
Palestine refugee students in five schools in Syria, Gaza and Lebanon will be paired to explore and advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 ‘Quality education’ with their peers in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America through the ‘My Voice-My School’ project
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