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...
Beqaa Valley, Lebanon, where Palestine refugees displaced from Syria often live in same encampments as Syrian refugees. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Mahmoud Khair
15 June 2016
UNRWA is extending the provision of cash assistance towards basic needs, including housing, to eligible Palestine refugees displaced from Syria in Lebanon until the end of October 2016
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© 2013 UNRWA Photo by Mahoud Kheir
01 June 2016
As of June 1, UNRWA will start implementing a refined adjusted hospitalization policy according to which the percentage of the Agency's coverage for secondary care will be adjusted to 90 percent for government hospitals, 90 percent for private hospitals and 100 percent for Palestine Red Crescent hospitals.
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Part of the workshop on negotiation skills offered to Palestine refugee youth in Lebanon. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
26 May 2016
On 13 and 20 May, the UNRWA Siblin Training Centre hosted an EU-funded workshop on negotiation skills offered to Palestine refugee youth in Lebanon
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
04 May 2016
UNRWA and UNICEF launched on 29 April ‘Palestiniadi’, a three-day sports event for children and youth living in Palestine refugee camps and gatherings in Lebanon. Palestiniadi brought together more than 300 Palestine refugee children from Lebanon, Palestine refugees from Syria in Lebanon, and Lebanese children to...
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26 April 2016
Through generous funding from UNICEF, UNRWA held today the closing ceremony for the 2014-15 ‘support to school parliaments in UNRWA Schools in Lebanon’ project in Saida. The initiative consisted of training, capacity building activities and provision of small grants to School Parliaments in 41 UNRWA schools...
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Maysoun Mustafa
25 March 2016
I have been working [on helping the people in Nahr el-Bared camp] since 2007 when I took over my job as Secretary-General. This has been one of the top priorities for me, working together with the then Prime Minister Siniora
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
01 March 2016
During ceremony to honour Palestinian scholarship graduates, Palestine refugee students thanked His Excellency Seiichi Otsuka, Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon, for the significant Japanese contribution to the Scholarship Fund
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
29 February 2016
In the largest ever one-time contribution to UNRWA, Japan has contributed US$ 38.21 million to UNRWA to support Palestine refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Syria
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
26 February 2016
In January 2016 UNRWA introduced adjustments to its hospitalisation policy in Lebanon to achieve greater sustainability in the Agency’s support for the Palestine refugees
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