Youth

Twenty-three-year-old Palestine refugee Ahmad al-Attar at his desk in the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired in Gaza City. “My dream is to become famous, famous for having done something big for the people of Gaza,” he said. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
01 March 2016
The Gaza Strip has one of the highest unemployment rates worldwide, according to the World Bank. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the overall unemployment rate stood at 38.4 per cent, as reported by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). While the rate declined by 4.3 percentage points compared to the...
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
17 February 2016
UNRWA and the Lajee Center inaugurated the first ever child-friendly spaces – a football pitch and a playground – in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem.
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Twenty-year old Fares Sani is measuring window glass before cutting it, in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan‬
17 February 2016
Silatech, a regional social organization that works to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for young Arabs, has signed a partnership agreement with UNRWA to empower youth and promote employment in the Gaza Strip
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The first-place photo from the 2015 EU-UNRWA Photo Competition portrays the tragic situation of people in the Gaza Strip after the 2014 conflict. Abraham, a young child from a family of five, lives at Nada Towers in Beit Hanoun, which was bombed during the recent conflict. This photo was taken a few months after the hostilities and shows Abraham playing amid the rubble. © 2015 Photo by Hassan Hosni al-Jadi
15 February 2016
The UNRWA photo exhibition ‘We Deserve Life’ was officially opened at the Rashad Shawa Eastern Hall in Gaza City on 15 February, showcasing the winning submissions from the EU-funded 2015 UNRWA Photo Competition
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UNRWA engages with young people on ways in which they can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, together with UNICEF, UNFPA and the International Trade Centre (ITC), as part of the United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York on 1 and 2 February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Johanna Zoellner
05 February 2016
At the United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York this week, Hashem Abushama, a 21-year-old Palestine refugee student, was invited to share his experiences growing up in Arroub refugee camp near Hebron in the West Bank during a breakout session on ‘Key Regional Priorities for Youth Development in the Middle East...
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammed
22 December 2015
In order to help Palestine refugee graduates find jobs, improve their networking skills and meet potential employers, UNRWA held a three-day job fair from 21-23 November 2015 at the Omayad Hotel in Damascus. The fair was made possible by the European Union through the long-standing Engaging Youth (EY) project, in...
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On 22 September 2015, 41 young Palestine refugees from UNRWA collective shelters put on and performed their own play, ‘Reach Your Dreams’. In partnership with UNICEF, UNRWA had run a theater workshop for young Palestine refugees living in collective shelters in Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
10 November 2015
Often feeling marginalized and insignificant and having lived through intense traumas Palestine refugee teens living in UNRWA shelters in Syria voiced their desire to be heard and to share their experiences with their parents and communities. In response to their call, UNRWA ran a theater workshop in partnership with...
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This first issue of the LMRD Quarterly Update aims at providing a glimpse on the complementary schemes to addressing the country-related challenges facing Palestine refugee youth in accessing the Lebanese labour market.

Approximately 50 young artists from Gaza attempted to paint the longest mural in Palestine at the UNRWA Gaza Field Office on 9 September 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
02 October 2015
Approximately 50 young talented artists from Gaza painted a 100-metre-long mural under the theme of ‘youth civic engagement’ on the northern wall of the UNRWA compound in Gaza City. The mural, which is painted on a canvas hung on the wall, attempts to break a new record as the longest mural in Palestine
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Youth gathered to participate and input ideas through a focus group meeting regarding camp improvement priorities. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
05 August 2015
Eleven young men between the ages of 16 and 22 have gathered around a long wooden table in the UNRWA Camp Improvement Project office in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza
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