UNRWA Students from Gaza Win Messages of Peace Poetry Contest
12 May 2014
Gaza Children growing up in the Gaza Strip face daily challenges to their ability to obtain an education and enjoy the basic human rights that all children throughout the world deserve. But these challenges do not deter the many students in UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools who study hard—day in and day out—...
UNRWA Students Sweep Robotics Competition
07 May 2014
West Bank In the first Lego robotics competition held at Birzeit University’s Najad Za’ni Center for Excellence in Information Technology, on 15 April, the top three prizeswent to students of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Competing against 23 other schools from all over the West Bank...
Beacons of Change in Askar Camp
05 May 2014
the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Askar Basic Boys School No. 1 won the first annual prize for tolerance
Samira’s Journey
02 May 2014
Samira was five months old when her mother noticed the girl’s face getting very yellowish. “Her father and I were shocked,” Um Emad recalls. “We realized our daughter was disabled, and different from her brothers and sisters. I felt that a difficult stage of my life had begun.” She and her husband, Hussein Ahmad...
New Commissioner-General of UNRWA Sworn In
01 May 2014
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon administered the oath of office to Pierre Krähenbühl, new Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The Secretary-General (left) with Mr. Krähenbühl after the swearing in.