Youth

© 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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Microfinance outreach to youth 2014
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In 2014, UNRWA invested USD 34.4 million to finance 34,967 loans across the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan and Syria. Youth up to 30 years of age received 27.8 per cent of these loans. Loans to youth were valued at USD 9.3 million and accounted for 27 per cent of the total value of the portfolio. UNRWA...

“Gaza Gateway helps us to improve our skills. Young people do not have to travel away anymore to find opportunities,” Hanin, a 23 year old Project Associate with UNRWA’s Gaza Gateway. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
12 February 2015
UNRWA is piloting a new social enterprise, the Gaza Gateway, as part of an ongoing commitment to enhancing employment prospects for young Palestine refugees in Gaza. The initiative is designed to help young IT graduates gain work experience and employability training, and create new opportunities within the devastated...
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