Story of My School

05 September 2013

This fall, nearly 500,000 Palestine refugee children will go back to more than 700 UNRWA schools in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. In all of these areas, however, UNRWA students and their schools face serious challenges, including demolitions and access restrictions in the West Bank and serious poverty in Gaza. The ongoing conflict in Syria has been particularly hard on young Palestine refugees, including those who have fled to Jordan and Lebanon. Many have left behind their homes, their friends and their schools. As children around the world go back to school, these young Palestine refugees share the story of their schools.