students

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.
Press Releases
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...
Features
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...
Press Releases
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...
Features
A School Year in Yarmouk
04 July 2014
In the months of siege that began in July 2013, the Palestine refugee camp of Yarmouk, in Damascus, ran out of virtually everything - food, medicines, basic supplies. For students preparing for the vital national examinations, one thing in particular was of paramount importance: light by which to study.
Features
Students in Syria: Simple Needs and Hopeful Dreams
18 June 2014
“One morning, I went out to buy some food while my father was at work”
Features
Madaba Community Comes Together for Palestine Refugee Children
17 June 2014
Amira, a teacher at the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Madaba Elementary Girls School, remembers one of her students, second-grader Bana, saying to her: “Miss, I want to return to my classroom. I don’t like this room. It’s dark and many women come in.”
Features
A Garden in Qalqilya
10 June 2014
What can a principal do to make every morning even better for her students? AmalHasanein, principal of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Qalqilya Boys Basic School No. 2, decided to start with something simple and powerful: a garden at the school, to welcome her students as they arrive.
Features
Hundreds of children attend the closing ceremony of EU-UNRWA Fun Days in Ramallah
28 May 2014
In Ramallah on 27 May, Palestine refugee students from UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools across the West Bank gathered at the Palestinian Medical Relief Society to attend the closing ceremony of the popular EU-UNRWA Fun Days project. The event was attended by officials from UNRWA, the European Union (EU), and...
Press Releases