Unstoppable Girl
18 November 2013
Getting an education has been harder for Sara than for most young Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip
Run for Peace
11 November 2013
Hundreds of Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian youth throughout Lebanon came together to run the 2013 Beirut Marathon. This year’s marathon was dedicated to peacemaking
Gaza Youth Receive First Prize in UNRWA/EU Photo and Film Competition
25 October 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the European Union (EU) announced the results of their 2013 photo and film competition for young Palestine refugees at the Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah.
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Mr. Hussam Kiresh, the general director of the Golden Elevators Company, Mazin Ghuniem Deputy Minister of Local Government Palestinian Authority, Felipe Sanchez Director, of UNRWA Operations, WBFO, UNRWA.
30 August 2013
At a ceremony in Nablus, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Golden Elevator Company signed a memorandum of understanding to improve training and employment opportunities for Palestine refugee youth studying in the UNRWA Kalandia Training Centre (KTC)...
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UNRWA Supporting Resilience in Syria
16 August 2013
Little things take on outsize importance in times of conflict. Like haircuts: In the collective shelter at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Safad School, located in the Rukin Eddin neighbourhood of Damascus, Jumanah al-'Askari provides them for free, including to most of the children in the shelter...
UNRWA and Partners Work to Support Students’ Psychosocial Well-being
07 August 2013
The ongoing Syrian conflict has had a marked impact on already-vulnerable groups, including children, young people and refugees. With the support of important partners including the European Union (EU), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and others, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has been working...
UNRWA Commissioner-General welcomes singer, Mohammad Assaf, to UNRWA headquarters in Gaza
26 June 2013
The Commissioner General of UNRWA, Filippo Grandi, welcomed Arab Idol winner, Mohammad Assaf, to UNRWA headquarters in Gaza, and thanked him for accepting the role of UNRWA’s first ever “Regional Youth Ambassador for Palestine Refugees”.
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“Arab Idol” Winner Mohammad Assaf named UNRWA Regional Youth Ambassador for Palestine Refugees
22 June 2013
Filippo Grandi, Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), has named 23-year-old Mohammad Assaf as the first UNRWA Regional Youth Ambassador for Palestine Refugees. This follows Mohammad winning the Arab Idol crown and reflects his personal commitment to Palestinian refugees and to...
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Youth Outreach 2012
18 November 2012
As the violence intensifies in Gaza, UNRWA has been using its innovative and unprecedented educational satellite TV channel to bring lessons to some quarter of a million children in Gaza.
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