Previous Campaigns

#Let us through

On the third anniversary of Syria’s pitiless conflict, we demand immediate, secure, substantial and permanent humanitarian access for all civilians, including countless children, in Syria. In the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, the parties had shown they could come together in ways that facilitate the work of humanitarian organizations. We urge all parties on the ground to listen to the voice...Read more

UNRWA EU Photography Competition for 2015

Amid ongoing conflict characterized by violence, forced migration, blockade and poverty, young Palestine refugees continue their struggle to achieve their dreams while remaining hopeful and maintaining their resilience. The determination of young Palestine refugees throughout the decades is a remarkable characteristic of the Palestine refugee community.Read more


Living in contested areas, facing high poverty rates and experiencing tenuous living conditions in Lebanon and Jordan, the 560,000 Palestine refugees of Syria have suffered greatly in the crisis over the last five years. The timeline below tells their story through a humanitarian lens.Read more

World Teachers' Day

Every year on 5 October, UNRWA joins the international community in celebrating World Teachers’ Day to recognize the vital contributions that teachers make to education and development. The UNRWA education programme is one of the largest non-governmental school systems in the Middle East and is supported through generous contributions from donors, including the United States, the European Union,...Read more


For almost 70 years, Palestine refugees have faced the uncertainty of repeated conflict and displacement, with those in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza living under the heavy burden of 50 years of occupation. For decades, generations of Palestine refugees have seen their land confiscated,Read more

My Voice – My School

My Voice-My School is an education project which empowers Palestine refugee children by giving them a voice and the opportunity to communicate with their peers overseas on issues dear to them. For the last four years, it has put children at the heart of the conversation on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 ‘Quality Education’ and what it means to them.Read more

My Voice – My School 2016-2017

My Voice-My School is an education project which empowers youth by giving them a voice and the opportunity to communicate across borders on issues that matter to them. It puts children at the heart of the conversation about what the Sustainable Development, Goal 4 ‘Quality Education’, should look like and appeals to the international community to continue to prioritize education funding...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

International Women’s Day

On 8 March, UNRWA joins the international community in celebrating International Women’s Day. This year’s global theme, ‘Women in the Changing World of Work’, celebrates the achievements of women in the workforce and draws attention to the impact of changes in the world of work on women, both in terms of opportunities, as well as growing concerns such as the informality of labour and instability...Read more

Engaging with the youth of Syria

Youth are the backbone and the future of every community. More than ever in a time of conflict, the world needs to keep investing in Syria’s youth, and help build the country’s future.Read more