Features

©UNRWA photo, Taghrid Mohammad.
12 October 2018
Zahra Ma’touq walks between the desks while 30 girls and boys look up at her adoringly. She bends over a desk to correct a notebook here, calmly walks over to answer a question there. Like her students, Zahra is a little nervous, and excited - his is her first day too...
Abdallah Mohammad, an old Palestine refugee receives primary health care at UNRWA health centre in Alliance, Damascus @2018  UNRWA photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
08 October 2018
Once a successful business owner, Abdallah Mohammed lived surrounded by his family in Yarmouk refugee camp. Conflict has ravaged Syria in recent years and Abdallah lost his home.
UNRWA student Aya Abbas with Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Isber Haddad
28 August 2018
"It was because of our remarkable students that I decided to open our schools on time this week, notwithstanding a shortfall of over 200 million USD— an unprecedented deficit in UNRWA’s 70-year history" - UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
© UNRWA 2018 Photo by Fernande Van Tets
09 August 2018
Rima attended school as a child, but the lessons never stuck. “I went to school, but I didn’t like it,’ admits the 33 year-old from Homs. As a result, she never learned to read or write. Initially her illiteracy wasn’t much of an issue. But when her father passed away three...
Rasha Kamal Allouh from D\Balah elem coed D (3rd) ) (pre adaptation)
13 July 2018
UNRWA teacher goes the extra mile to improving classroom accessibility for students with disabilities