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07 March 2012
The youngest of seven children, ten-year-old Nour's family was too poor to afford her birth certificate. With no proof of birth, she couldn’t go to school with her friends.
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05 March 2012
Braving cold winds, rain, and the occasional muscle cramp, close to 2,000 runners – from children to professional athletes – participated in the Gaza Marathon, a fundraiser for Palestine refugee children in the Gaza Strip.
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31 January 2012
“It’s my right to have a decent and healthy house. It is my right to live in dignity.” Ten year-old Aya reads these words in her human rights textbooks as she prepares for exams.
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11 January 2012
“If you ask any Palestinian family what is their aim in life, nine times out of ten it would be to educate their children,” explained Dr. Sam Shahin, a Palestine refugee now living in Australia.
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23 December 2011
Three years ago during Operation Cast Lead, 13-year-old Loay Soboh and his family took shelter in an UNRWA school in Gaza. After 15 days in the school, his brother took him home to collect some clothes for the rest of the family. Terrified, Loay ran back to the school for safety.
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23 December 2011
Hundreds of UNRWA students gathered last week at a school in Nablus to participate in a closing celebration of “EU-UNRWA Days”, a programme that exposed Palestine refugee students to European culture and history.
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15 December 2011
Today, UNRWA held the first Child and Family Forum at Amman’s Sheraton Hotel. The forum was opened by Dr Abdullah Al-Smeirat, Assistant Secretary General of Ministry of Social Development.
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14 December 2011
“I often felt that football was limited to boys,” said Ayda Nidal. “But UNRWA has given us the opportunity to practise football.” The 14-year-old girl and other children living in the Jenin refugee camp are now able to play in a football field restored by UNRWA through a project funded by the German government.
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09 December 2011
Each year on 10 December, Human Rights Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. To mark Human Rights Day, we asked students in UNRWA schools: What do human rights mean to you?
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08 December 2011
“Who is the most important person inside this room?” asked capoeira instructor Daniel Vallejo. “Me!” yelled the group of children from Jalazone refugee camp in reply. Bidna Capoeira launched new activities in the West Bank yesterday with support from the Brazilian Representative Office of Ramallah.
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