Syria

Students at Haifa/al-Majdal School in Damascus speak to British students over Skype as part of #myvoicemyschool. November 2014 © UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad
16 December 2014
This autumn, Palestine refugee students in Damascus, Beirut and Irbid linked up with students in the United Kingdom in the UNRWA school partnership project #myvoicemyschool.
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INTEL helps UNRWA expand innovative self-learning programme for children affected by regional conflicts

INTEL helps UNRWA expand innovative self-learning programme for children affected by regional conflicts

10 December 2014
A new partnership agreement between Intel and UNRWA will improve access to the Agency’s innovative learning materials for thousands of Palestine refugee students and teachers. With the Intel Foundation support of US$ 100,000, UNRWA will create an online portal as a central gateway for continuous education for children...
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Students in during #myvoicemyschool activities.

Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 82

03 December 2014
This month saw the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, article 12 of which states that children have the right to a voice in matters that concern them. The UNRWA project #myvoicemyschool enabled conflict-affected Palestine refugee youth in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan and their peers in the...
Emergency Reports
Protection social worker Haifa councils a Palestine refugee from Syria in Amman, October 2014.
02 December 2014
Hafsa, a seven-year-old who lost her leg during the Syrian conflict can now expect a brighter future. Last month, she was flown to USA, where she is receiving rehabilitation. This was made possible by UNRWA protection social workers and a partner organization. Only a few weeks ago, Amal was helpless and alone with...
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EU, UNICEF and UNRWA: Back-to-school kits for Palestine refugee students from Syria and Palestine refugee students in Lebanon

EU, UNICEF and UNRWA provide back-to-school kits for Palestine refugee students from 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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First-place winner photo by Niraz Saied, Yarmuok camp, Syria.
26 November 2014
A timeless photograph capturing the anguish of children affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria has won first prize in the European Union-supported 2014 UNRWA youth photography competition.
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Statement by Pierre Krähenbühl Commissioner-General of UNRWA on the occasion of the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Statement by UNRWA Chief on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

25 November 2014
As we mark International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, pressures on Palestinians and Palestine refugees are immense and the threats to their lives, livelihoods and future are of such magnitude that hope is desperately needed somewhere on the horizon. Hope in this most unstable region can only be...
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ECHO delegation visits UNRWA humanitarian programmes in Syria

24 November 2014
The Director of Operations of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO), Jean-Louis De Brouwer, visited the UNRWA humanitarian programmes in Syria on Thursday 20 November.
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A family in their living space in Doumar shelter, Damascus. Thirteen UNRWA schools have been converted into UNRWA shelters.

Collective shelter managers strengthen

19 November 2014
Managing UNRWA collective shelters requires a skilled workforce. The Agency’s collective shelters, formerly UNRWA schools, host 8,000 of the most vulnerable Palestine refugees displaced by the war in Syria
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