Lebanon

Two teenage girls from Yarmouk get ready to prepare to sit for national exams, Palestine Institute School, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
04 June 2015
Alaa still remembers the day she was forced to flee Syria. “When I visualize the old days of violence in Kafr Battna, Damascus, I cannot believe I am still alive,” she says. “The walls of our house were tumbling down as we fled. It is like a nightmare.” Like many other young Palestine refugees who ran from Syria to...
Features
17 January 2017
Statement by Christopher Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson UNRWA strongly condemns the armed violence that took place in the Ein El Hilweh Palestine refugee camp in Lebanon on the evening of 15 January 2017. Recurrent armed violence continues to impact the civilian population in the camp, including children. Last night’s...
Official Statements
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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Signing agreement between the German Development Bank (KfW) and UNRWA, with Jonas Blume (left), Director of the KfW Office in Ramallah, and Marc Lassouaoui (right), Chief of the UNRWA Donor Relations Division. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
14 December 2016
Earlier today, the German Development Bank signed agreements with UNRWA totaling EUR 18 million from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The contribution will support the return of 1,572 families to the newly reconstructed Nahr el-Bared Palestine refugee camp in northern Lebanon, as well as...
Press Releases
Courtesy of the Principality of Monaco Delegation
25 November 2016
On 9 November, Programme Coordinator Emilie Silvestre and Programme Officer Laetitia Vecchierini from the Government of the Principality of Monaco visited the UNRWA Lebanon Field Office to see first-hand the implementation and achievements of Monaco-funded projects
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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
Press Releases
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Amal Elmaoued
02 November 2016
Following the successful launch in Gaza on 30 August 2016, UNRWA launched the Agency- wide Education Management Information System (EMIS) in Jordan and Lebanon on 20 October 2016
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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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