The voices of young refugees, singing songs from Syria, Palestine, Iraq and Italy delighted guests at the Italian Salesian Theatre in Damascus yesterday, in a concert celebrating a joint project by UNRWA, UNHCR and the Italian Embassy Cooperation Office.
This year 485,023 UNRWA school children in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, stood up simultaneously and shouted "No to poverty" in protest of their own poverty and the poverty of others throughout the world.
The 2009 Global Peace Games for Children and Youth were held today at the Palestinian Athletics City in Yarmouk, Damascus. The event aims to bring attention to the important role of young people and sport as tools to promote global peace, friendship and community development.
UNRWA’s Blue Balloon mobile, stuffed with music, games, volunteers, scores of good will and, of course, hundreds of blue balloons, wound its way through the Hebron hills in the southern West Bank to share the commemoration of UNRWA’s 60th anniversary with hundreds of children from the Fawwar refugee camp.