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UNRWA students, teachers and parents join together to celebrate Human Rights Day
10 December 2014
A fluffy yellow die is thrown and a crowd of seventh-grade girls huddle around a giant Chutes and Ladders board, eager to see where the next move will take them. But instead of landing on a chute, or a ladder, the board piece lands on a white square that names a right – the right to freedom of expression. This prompts...
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EU, UNICEF and UNRWA: Back-to-school kits for Palestine refugee students from Syria and Palestine refugee students in Lebanon
01 December 2014
UNRWA has held a ceremony at the Nimreen Preparatory School for Girls in Tyre to mark the beginning of the 2014/2015 school year. At the ceremony, Nimreen students received ‘back-to-school’ kits that include useful stationary items generously funded by UNICEF and the EU. This scholastic year, 38,619 Palestine refugee...
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UNRWA Archives
06 November 2014
“You know Mousa, I have a good idea about how our school can benefit from the old desks kept in the storeroom,” ninth grade student Osama told his classmate. With Mousa’s encouragement, Osama, a student parliament representative at Marka Prep Boys School (No. 1) in Jordan, shared his idea at one of the regular...
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03 October 2014
UNRWA is outraged by the twin bomb attacks on Al Makhzoumi School in Homs on 1 October. The United Nations Secretary-General has also condemned the attack. Initial reports indicate that at least 39 people were killed in the incident, of whom 30 were children. Three Palestine refugee children lost their lives and a...
Official Statements
Statement of the Commissioner-General on the opening of the school year in Gaza
14 September 2014
As we start the school year, let us first join together in honoring the memory of the 500 children killed during the conflict - an average of ten a day. Let us remember and honor the 3,000 injured children, of which the UN believes 1,000 will have some form of physical disability for the rest of their lives. The...
Official Statements
Back to School at UNRWA: Education Touched by Conflict
02 September 2014
As children in many parts of the world start their new school year, half a million Palestine refugee children should be returning to over 650 UNRWA schools in Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Syria – but many cannot.
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Uta Filz, UNRWA Archives
25 August 2014
If you would meet Dr. Mohammed El Aydi in his tiny office in Khan Younis, he would propably go out of his way to serve you the best food in the Gaza Strip. You would have to beg him to stick to tea and felafel whilst he would take the time to tell you all about UNRWA in Khan Younis, conflict resolution, social justice...
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UNRWA supports students’ right to an education in Gaza, despite ongoing conflict
23 August 2014
UNRWA will commence a three-phase back-to-school plan in war torn Gaza this week, to help students and teachers start to transition into a new school year. This three phase plan is being coordinated with the UNRWA HQ, the Ministry of Education and in close collaboration with other partners who are working to support...
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Palestine Refugees Pass the Test
04 August 2014
For Palestine refugees in Syria, the national ninth-grade exams, held in June, were an important opportunity and an immense challenge. And yet despite three years of conflict – in which thousands have been displaced and several schools damaged or closed; in which the residents of Yarmouk camp suffered months of siege...
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