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  • UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Leni Stenseth in Yarmouk camp, Damascus, Syria. ©2021 UNRWA Photo by Noorhan Abdulhafeez
    During her first visit to Syria from 24 to 28 April, newly appointed UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General, Leni Stenseth met with Palestine refugees and visited UNRWA installations in Syria.. She met with several Government officials, including Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and expatriates, Dr. Salwa al-Abdallah, Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, and Mr. Ali Mustafa, Director-General of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR).
  • A patient from the Bedouin community of Nabi Samwil receives a blood sugar test during a mobile clinic consultation.  © 2021 UNRWA Photo
    The Bedouin communities of Nabi Samwil and Rashaida have lived through this dilemma since the immergence of COVID-19 in March 2020. To better serve the Palestine refugees hardest hit by access restrictions in the West Bank, UNRWA launched its first mobile clinic initiative eight years ago. And in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agency established three mobile health clinics - serving eleven remote communities - across the West Bank.
  • U.S. Senator from Connecticut, Chris Murphy, visits with students from at the UNRWA Wadi Seer Vocational Training Centre in Amman, Jordan. © 2021 UNRWA photo by Jumana Hattab
    U.S. Senator from Connecticut, Chris Murphy, paid a landmark visit to the Wadi Seer Training Centre run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Amman, Jordan.
  • Photo by Marwan Baghdadi, March 2021
    Jalazone camp is one of 19 UNRWA Palestine refugee camps in the West Bank. The camp is adjacent to the Israeli settlement of Beit El. Fatima’s school lies just outside the camp boundary, between the camp and settlement, in Israeli controlled ‘Area C’.
  • Um Na’ela receives UNRWA cash assistance. ©2020 UNRWA Photo
    The protracted conflict in Syria continues to negatively impact Palestine refugees living in the country, as many were displaced from their homes while others lost their jobs or sources of income. These ongoing deteriorating socio-economic conditions, continued displacement, and protection concerns constitute critical challenges that greatly affect daily life.
  • The Chief of the Field Education Programme in Gaza, Farid Abu Athra, attends a virtual ceremony with the British Council during which certificates were awarded to winning teachers on 31 March 2021. © 2021 UNRWA Photo
    Across the Middle East, UNRWA students are excelling in the classroom and building the skills they need to live out the UN values of neutrality, human rights, tolerance, equality and non-discrimination. Their success is being celebrated across borders -- this year, 45 UNRWA schools across the Gaza Strip and 14 in the West Bank have been named winners of the prestigious International School Awards . Granted by the British Council , a UK-based organization specializing in international cultural and educational opportunities, the honor celebrates schools that are successfully preparing students...
  • (From left) UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini and United States Ambassador to Jordan H.E Henry T. Wooster visit the UNRWA Baqa'a Health Centre in Baqa'a refugee camp, near Amman. © 2021 UNWRA photo by Jumana Hattab.
    Today, United States Ambassador to Jordan H.E Henry T. Wooster and the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, visited the UNRWA Baqa’a Health Centre, located north of Amman. The Director of UNRWA Affairs in Jordan, Ms. Marta Lorenzo, and H.E. Eng. Rafiq Khirfan, Director-General of the Department of Palestinian Affairs accompanied them on the visit that comes on the heel of the U.S. announcement last week resumption of support to UNRWA.