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Blazing a Trail for Working Mothers at UNRWA
02 December 2013
On Friday, 22 November, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) inaugurated the New Mothers’ Space in its West Bank field office. Opened by Director of UNRWA Operations Felipe Sanchez, it is not just the first breastfeeding space UNRWA has opened in any of its five field offices, but also the first such...
Features
16 July 2013
UNRWA expresses great sorrow at the death of another member of staff in Syria, who lost his life as a result of the ongoing conflict. Muhannad Ashmawi, born 18 July, 1974, joined UNRWA in 2007 as a school attendant. He served in two UNRWA schools in Yarmouk, where he had lived alone after sending his wife, son and...
Press Releases
17 July 2013
Tenth-grade student Shuruk Saádi of Marka Third Preparatory School in Jordan received first prize in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) human rights poster competition,
16 July 2013
UNRWA expresses great sorrow at the death of another member of staff in Syria, who lost his life as a result of the ongoing conflict. Muhannad Ashmawi, born 18 July, 1974, joined UNRWA in 2007 as a school attendant. He served in two UNRWA schools in Yarmouk, where he had lived alone after sending his wife, son and...
Press Releases
15 July 2013
UNRWA staff member, Muhannad Ashmawi, School Attendant in Kufr Sabt School in Yarmouk camp and 6 PR were killed in Yarmouk camp as a result of shelling, 1 allegedly by a sniper; 1 PR killed near Qabr Essit as the result of shelling.
Emergency Reports
Ceremony for Mothers of Children with Disabilities
11 July 2013
After a four-day camp for children with disabilities, organized in Ramallah by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in partnership with local community-based rehabilitation centres (CBRCs), a ceremony was held to honour the mothers of those children.
Features
09 July 2013
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Campaign for the Relief of the Palestinian People in Gaza has made a generous donation of US$ 2.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The funding will go towards food distribution in the Gaza Strip, beginning in...
Press Releases
13 December 2012
It is an honour to be here with you today, and to address this audience on the occasion of the 30th-anniversary conference of the Refugee Studies Centre. This event is a welcome, encouraging reminder that refugees remain people to whom we owe support.
Official Statements
02 July 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has begun the implementation of a comprehensive Curriculum Framework, which will help the Agency continue to improve teaching and learning in its schools and better serve the needs of its students.
Press Releases
30 June 2013
At an international competition for young inventors and emerging technology companies, held last month in San Francisco, California, the top prize went to four young Palestine refugees, Aws an-Nablusi, Abed al-Azeem al-Bukhari, Ibrahim Wahbeh and Fadi Shahid.
Features