The shipwreck off the coast of Syria late Thursday is simply tragic. The boat had reportedly set off towards Europe on Tuesday from the port of Miniyeh, near Tripoli, Lebanon, carrying between 120 and 170 migrants and refugees, mostly Syrians, Lebanese, and Palestinians. Passengers included women, children, men and elderly people. Search and rescue operations have confirmed that at least 70 people died so far. They were found in Syrian waters. Early reports indicate that 20 people were transferred to the hospital in the city of Tartous, some in a serious condition. In Lebanon, the three...
My name is Nada, and I am a 15-year-old Palestine refugee from Gaza. I studied at UNRWA schools, and I am a member of the fourth UNRWA Agency-wide Student Parliament (ASP).
In the absence of a political horizon, the future of millions of Palestine refugees is at a crossroads. We are here today, because we all agree that UNRWA plays a unique role in advancing their rights and wellbeing.
Thanks to generous funding from the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF) since 2010, UNRWA has been able to support Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Schools in Gaza.
Last year, I met with Maria, a 15-year-old Palestine refugee living in Ein el Helweh camp in Lebanon. She shared with enthusiasm her dream to study at Oxford.
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