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back to school 2019

On June 25, two UNRWA students, Hanan and Hatem, addressed a large number of representatives of the United Nations General Assembly, its President and the UN Secretary-General on behalf of 532,000 fellow students from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza. They spoke on behalf of the high achievers and those who struggle; for those who take risks every day...Read more

#4Syria

UNRWA PROVIDES HUMANITARIAN AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE TO PALESTINE REFUGEES IN SYRIA WHEREVER THEY ARE: IN BESIEGED AREAS, ACTIVE CONFLICT ZONES OR CALM REGIONS.Read more

 Education beyond the front line

Approximately half a million Palestine refugee children are students of UNRWA schools in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and the West Bank. But for many of them, their access to education remains under constant threat as a result of the very challenging circumstances in which they live. Whether in active conflict zones, under prolonged occupation or within the context of sociopolitical instability,...Read more

#WorldHealthDay2016

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, have become the main cause of mortality around the world and are currently responsible for more than 70 per cent of deaths among Palestine refugees each year. Today, nearly 136,000 Palestine refugees registered for UNRWA health-care services have diabetes.Read more

#WorldHealthDay

The incidence of foodborne and waterborne diseases among Palestine refugees has been steadily decreasing since UNRWA records began. However, a slight upturn between 2013 and 2014, which can be attributed to the conflicts in Syria and Gaza, shows the importance of ongoing vigilance.Read more

#schoolsnotshelters

It is time for nearly half a million Palestine refugee children to return to school. This autumn, 666 UNRWA schools will open their doors in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. But most of these children will be returning to school in environments of instability, conflict and fear.Read more

UNRWA Photo Competition 2014

Every day that the blockade continues and new raids are carried out, we are overwhelmed by a flood of numbers: how many dead, how many wounded, how many victims. The morning headlines are brimming with the number of dead, injured and displaced.Read more

#GazaOneYearLater

Over 50 days of hostilities, the summer 2014 conflict caused unparalleled destruction and human suffering across the Gaza Strip. Families lost their children, entire neighbourhoods were torn to the ground, and tens of thousands were left with nothing as their homes were destroyed. Thousands remain displaced to this day. The 2014 conflict not only shattered homes and lives – much too often it has...Read more