Syria

Balloons Over Baqa’a
29 April 2014
Jordan Balloons are a symbol of joy for children, whose dreams grow and expand and rise to the sky just as balloons do. At the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school in Baqa’a camp, Jordan, the Agency teamed up with Oxfam to help nurture the dreams of 30 of the school’s students and 30 young Palestine refugees from...
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UNRWA Strongly Condemns Killing of Refugee Children in Syria
26 April 2014
UNRWA strongly condemns the parties responsible for the recent conflict-related deaths of three Palestine refugee children in Syria. These killings tragically illustrate the callous disregard of the laws of war which is resulting in the deaths of so many Syrian and Palestinian children.
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An Anniversary for Engaging Youth
25 April 2014
Syria At the Damascus Training Centre of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), on the hillside south-west of the city, 12 young Palestine refugees sat together one evening to share their concerns, their dreams and their hopes for the future. It was an appropriate anniversary, as the centre’s international computer...
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Mohammad Khalaf/UNRWA Archives
24 April 2014
On 1 April, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) began over two weeks’ of events to honour World Health Day, marked by the international community every 7 April since 1950. In Syria, more than 600 Palestine refugees displaced by the ongoing conflict attended 27 health-education sessions in schools, health centres...
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UNRWA Staff Union Donates for Yarmouk
14 April 2014
Amman Members of the Area Staff Union (ASU) at the Amman Headquarters of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) have generously donated two days’ salary to help the Palestinian civilians trapped in Yarmouk. Their contribution of US$ 12,008 has been used to purchase food for the parcels being delivered into Yarmouk...
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What Was Lost
14 April 2014
With deep sadness and despair, Amal tells us that she is a teacher of the Arabic language; she’s not used to begging and asking for help. But given her current circumstances, she is ready to work in any field, even cleaning houses so that she and her daughter can live in dignity. That’s been a challenge ever since she...
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Kuwait Gives US$ 15m for UNRWA Relief Efforts in Syria
10 April 2014
New York Palestine refugees caught up in the Syrian conflict have been provided with a much welcomed US$ 15 million contribution from the State of Kuwait through the auspices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The generous donation from the Kuwaiti government will provide emergency relief for...
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08 April 2014
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is grateful to the Oviedo Local Council for its support to the Agency’s Syria Regional Crisis Response Plan. Its donation of EUR 12,000 (US$ 16,600) will enable UNRWA to purchase approximately 407 hygiene kits for vulnerable, displaced families.
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UNRWA Teachers ‘Warm a Child’
07 April 2014
At the Dhahyet Qudsaya al-Oula school in Damascus, UNRWA teachers see all too clearly that their students need them, right now, to be more than just teachers.
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Support for Yarmouk from the National Beverage Company. Dayana Khatib/UNRWA Archives
07 April 2014
East Jerusalem The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) accepted a contribution of US$ 100,000 from the National Beverage Company Coca-Cola/Cappy (NBC) on 31 March, specifically allocated towards supporting UNRWA relief efforts in Yarmouk camp, in Syria. This...
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