refugees

UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi
07 November 2013
The Palestinian refugee question remains at the heart of the quest for peace in the Middle East. Like refugees from other protracted conflict situations, Palestine refugees continue to be living proof of a conflict unresolved across generations
Official Statements
Safe and Dignified Cash Assistance in Lebanon
06 November 2013
For the first time in Lebanon, Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) don’t need to wait in lines or visit distribution centres to receive cash assistance. Those who have recorded their details with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) need only stop by any ATM across the country to withdraw their cash.
Features
AUS exhibition highlights plight of Palestinians
05 November 2013
The living conditions of Palestinian refugees are being showcased by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in an exhibition at the American University of Sharjah (AUS).
Features
Gaza Youth Receive First Prize in UNRWA/EU Photo and Film Competition
25 October 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the European Union (EU) announced the results of their 2013 photo and film competition for young Palestine refugees at the Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah.
Press Releases
Irish Minister of State Visits UNRWA in Lebanon
09 October 2013
Irish Minister of State for Development and Trade Joe Costello visited the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Lebanon on 7 October 2013 to discuss the challenges facing the Agency, in particular those due to the influx of Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS). Following this visit, he continued on to...
Press Releases
Engaging Teachers, Engaging Students
08 October 2013
So far, Zeinab Mahmoud Nimr’s career as an Arabic teacher at UNRWA schools in Lebanon has been more exciting than she bargained for. In the course of ten years, she has witnessed a major transition in the way the Agency teaches its nearly half a million Palestine refugee students, moving from simple memorization to...
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UNRWA Celebrates World Teachers’ Day
07 October 2013
On 7 October, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) hosted an event at the Amman Training Centre in honour of World Teachers' Day. More than 150 people, including UNRWA staff members as well as Agency partners, gathered to celebrate the role of UNRWA teachers in providing quality...
Press Releases
“Palestine Refugees: An Unresolved Question at the Time of the Syria Crisis”
06 October 2013
Lecture by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4 October 2013 Thank you, Professor Scalercio, for your introduction. Allow me to also thank Paulo Esteves and the Instituto de Relações...
Official Statements
01 October 2013
Reflecting its commitment to education as a vital investment in the human development of Palestine refugees, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has published the results of a comprehensive study on students who drop out of school and the reasons for which they do so.
Press Releases