• Students from UNRWA Al Zaitoun Preparatory Girls’ School “C” presenting their hand crafts products. © 2020 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
    10-year old Maryam sits engaged in a lively conversation with her friends, all of whom are crowded around an arts & crafts table at the UNRWA Al Zaitoun Preparatory Girls’ School “C” in Gaza.
  • The UNRWA Innovation Lab Helped Me Turn My Dream into a Successful Project
    Platfurn’s before and after pictures of discarded furniture transformed into stylish, refurbished pieces are very gratifying: frayed and chipped wood metamorphose into unexpected bold, pop colors paired with classic silhouettes and traditional fabrics. For Rasha Yassin, a young Palestine refugee from northern Lebanon, it is literally a dream come true. “I studied Graphic Design at the International Lebanese University but being a Palestine refugee, we face a big challenge to try to find jobs in Lebanon. The lack of future prospects, particularly for young people, often results in hopelessness...
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    The Acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, today called for a minimum of US$ 1.4 billion to fund the Agency’s essential services and assistance, including life-saving humanitarian aid and priority projects, for 5.6 million registered Palestine refugees across the Middle East for the year 2020.
  • Ms Fathma Qasha (centre) with Rahma Mu’ammar (right) and classmate Mona (left) hold the trophy for winning the school’s table-tennis tournament. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
    Rahma Mu’ammar is a ninth-grade student at the UNRWA al-Fukhari Preparatory Girls’ School in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip with a very special dream: she wants to establish a sports centre for women in the Gaza Strip.
  • Ranna Al Rimlawi 24 years-old passionately works on one of her sand sculptores at her home in Gaza City, Gaza. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Abu Usheeba
    Ranna Al Ramlawi is a 24-year old Palestine refugee from Gaza. Her father suffers from Parkinson's disease, leaving him unable to move or work. Ranna’s mother is a teacher at an UNRWA school in the besieged strip. One of nine children, Ranna was unable to complete a university education because of the tough financial straits her family was in. Despite these challenges Ranna managed to create a window of hope through art. Her fierce determination to overcome her challenges led her to turn her frustration and anger into expression through the creation of sand sculptures. “I always loved to draw...