Shelter from the Storm
24 March 2014
Palestine refugee women’s lives have always been very difficult. We lead lives of continuous struggle, very different from the normal life enjoyed by others,”
24 March 2014
The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi, laid the cornerstone today for an innovative project to construct an environmentally friendly, zero-emission ‘green school’ in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. The project has come about after intensive work by the Agency’s engineers in...
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UNESCO and UNRWA Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) To Renew Sixty-Four Year Partnership
21 March 2014
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which provides assistance and protection to nearly five million Palestinian refugees, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to...
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Breaking the Cycle
08 March 2014
“It is my favorite time reminiscing about the past,” said Ina’am Hadad, and it’s easy to understand why: Her impressive past illuminates the strides that not just she but also Palestine refugee women in general have made.
06 March 2014
The Government of Switzerland has made a contribution of CHF 33.7 million (US$ 37.8 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The funds, including CHF 15.8 million (US$ 17.9 million) in 2014 and CHF 17.9 million (US$ 20.3 million) in 2015, will support the UNRWA General Fund, financing core...
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Norwegian Teachers Visit Kalandia Girls School
20 February 2014
West Bank On 13 February, the students of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Kalandia Girls School hosted 25 Norwegian teachers from the Oslo Adult Education Centre, who were visiting Kalandia camp to observe first-hand the access restrictions that plague Palestine refugee residents of the West Bank. Kalandia...
UNRWA Scholarship Eases the Life of a Needy Student
21 February 2014
When 18-year-old Zeid came home in August 2012 with the news that he had excelled in the Tawjihi exams, earning an average of 96.2 per cent, his father, Yousef Abu-Ersheid, could not hold back tears. But they were not just the happy tears of a proud father. "I am crying because I am afraid you won't be able to...
UNRWA Launches Teacher Policy to further Professionalize Its Teaching Force
05 February 2014
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has launched its Teacher Policy.
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Al-Rameh collective shelter, Jaramana, December 2013
14 January 2014
Conflict is increasingly encroaching on UNRWA camps, with shelling and clashes continuing to take place in and nearby them. A reported but unconfirmed 50 Palestine Refugees (PR) were killed in the last three weeks as a result. UNRWA estimates over 50 per cent of registered PR are displaced in Syria or in neighbouring...
Emergency Reports