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© 2018 Photo by: Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl and His Excellency Mr. Khalifa Bin Jassim Al Kuwari, Director-General of the Qatar Fund for Development signed on Wednesday in Doha a memorandum of understanding in the amount of US$ 50 million. This highly generous contribution by the State of Qatar is crucial to safeguard Palestine refugees’ access to essential education in 2018. These funds will be utilized immediately to sustain the Agency’s education...
Nuha Abu Nasser with one of her students at a recently re-opened UNRWA school in Sbeineh camp, Rif Damascus, Syria ©2018 UNRWA Photo by Fernande van Tets
Nuha Abu Nasser, a 40-year-old from Sbeineh camp, smiles as she walks through the hallway of a recently re-opened UNRWA school.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) at the Presidential Complex.
The President of the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan, today received Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, to mark his strong support for the mandate and activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). This important meeting took place at a time when Palestine refugees face dramatic circumstances in the Middle East, particularly in Syria, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Mr. Krähenbühl highlighted the importance of standing for the rights and dignity of Palestine refugees and thanked President Ergodan for Turkey’s historic...
The Director of UNRWA in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, delivering a speech during the launch of the UNRWA Youth Strategic framework and the UNICEF Adolescents and Youth Assessment Report for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon © 2018 Photo by Ramzi Haidar
On 2 May, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the UNRWA Youth Strategic Framework for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon and the UNICEF Adolescents and Youth Assessment for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon. The ceremony took place in the in Beirut and was attended by the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, and the UNICEF Representative in Lebanon, Tanya Chapuisat. During the ceremony, UNRWA highlighted its youth strategic framework which aims to address widespread...
Children with learning difficulties celebrating the National Day for Persons with Learning Disabilities funded by the European Union  © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Rabie Akel
Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) celebrated the National Day for Persons with Learning Disabilities at the UNRWA Yarmouk School in Beirut, Lebanon. The event, supported by the European Union as part of a new EUR 5 million educational project, was attended by the Deputy Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Gwyn Lewis, and engaged some 180 students with learning disabilities, from grades 1-2 from UNRWA Yarmouk and Bireh schools. Inclusive education is at the heart of the UNRWA education reform, which aims to address the needs of...
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