Lebanon

Two teenage girls from Yarmouk get ready to prepare to sit for national exams, Palestine Institute School, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
04 June 2015
Alaa still remembers the day she was forced to flee Syria. “When I visualize the old days of violence in Kafr Battna, Damascus, I cannot believe I am still alive,” she says. “The walls of our house were tumbling down as we fled. It is like a nightmare.” Like many other young Palestine refugees who ran from Syria to...
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© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Firas Abou Aloul
14 February 2017
UNRWA held a ceremony in Burj Barajneh refugee camp in Lebanon to recognize the generous in-kind donation of winter clothes, valued at nearly US$ 500,000, from Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., which owns the globally renowned UNIQLO clothing chain, to help some of the most vulnerable Palestine refugees in Lebanon
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Christien van den Brink
08 February 2017
Denmark has contributed DKK 25 million (approximately US$ 3.6 million) to UNRWA in support of its core programmes and services in Lebanon, helping ensure that the Agency can continue to provide basic services in education, health, relief and social services, and camp improvement to Palestine refugees
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© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
20 January 2017
On 20 January 2017, UNRWA hosted a ceremony at the Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture in Beirut to honour 112 young Palestine refugee graduates and awardees of university scholarships funded by the European Union in Lebanon
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Oum Moussa tells her story at the launch of the 2017 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal in Lebanon. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
20 January 2017
Oum Moussa, a mother of four from Khan Eshieh camp, fled the war in Syria with her family and sought refuge in Burj Barajneh camp in Beirut, where she faces the challenges of life in Lebanon with courage and the hope of returning to her country
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17 January 2017
UNRWA strongly condemns the armed violence that took place in the Ein El Hilweh Palestine refugee camp in Lebanon on the evening of 15 January 2017
Official Statements
Abel Piqueras Candela, Rrepresentative of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, and the UNRWA team pose with a group of the Fair’s participants. Hoops Club, Beirut. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
16 December 2016
On 15 December 2016, UNRWA opened the fifth annual Academic Fair in Lebanon to support young Palestine refugees in their pursuit of future educational and professional opportunities
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Signing agreement between the German Development Bank (KfW) and UNRWA, with Jonas Blume (left), Director of the KfW Office in Ramallah, and Marc Lassouaoui (right), Chief of the UNRWA Donor Relations Division. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
14 December 2016
Earlier today, the German Development Bank signed agreements with UNRWA totaling EUR 18 million from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The contribution will support the return of 1,572 families to the newly reconstructed Nahr el-Bared Palestine refugee camp in northern Lebanon, as well as...
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