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The 2019-2020 scholastic year was challenging for students and teachers the world over. In Lebanon, schools across the country closed in late February in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, UNRWA activated its Self-Learning Programme (SLP), which allowed students to complete the remainder of the school year remotely, from home.
UNRWA is calling for US$ 1.5 billion to fund its essential services, emergency appeals and priority projects for registered Palestine refugees in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
When 20-year-old Ghada Zaki Krayem pulls into a new job site, jaws drop. Unperturbed, she marches up with her drill and toolbox and gets to work installing solar panels.
Phillipe Lazzarini, the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, received today the first of two vaccines against COVID-19 in Ramallah in the occupied Palestinian territory
Green energy is not just another buzzword, or another best practice UNRWA is committed to. Instead, the Agency, with help from donor partners like GIZ, understand the need for new clean, renewable sources of energy in Gaza can be lifesaving. Cohorts of Palestine refugee students are receiving solar panel vocational training, including installation and maintenance of photovoltaic systems, at the UNRWA Gaza Training Centre (GTC).
The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has contributed US$ 1,252,800 towards the UNRWA Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)programme. This very generous donation is part of a US$ 20.7 million agreement with QFFD signed in December 2019.
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