Gaza Youth Receive First Prize in UNRWA/EU Photo and Film Competition
25 October 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the European Union (EU) announced the results of their 2013 photo and film competition for young Palestine refugees at the Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah.
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Irish Minister of State Visits UNRWA in Lebanon
09 October 2013
Irish Minister of State for Development and Trade Joe Costello visited the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Lebanon on 7 October 2013 to discuss the challenges facing the Agency, in particular those due to the influx of Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS). Following this visit, he continued on to...
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Engaging Teachers, Engaging Students
08 October 2013
So far, Zeinab Mahmoud Nimr’s career as an Arabic teacher at UNRWA schools in Lebanon has been more exciting than she bargained for. In the course of ten years, she has witnessed a major transition in the way the Agency teaches its nearly half a million Palestine refugee students, moving from simple memorization to...
UNRWA Celebrates World Teachers’ Day
07 October 2013
On 7 October, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) hosted an event at the Amman Training Centre in honour of World Teachers' Day. More than 150 people, including UNRWA staff members as well as Agency partners, gathered to celebrate the role of UNRWA teachers in providing quality...
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“Palestine Refugees: An Unresolved Question at the Time of the Syria Crisis”
06 October 2013
Lecture by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4 October 2013 Thank you, Professor Scalercio, for your introduction. Allow me to also thank Paulo Esteves and the Instituto de Relações...
Official Statements
01 October 2013
Reflecting its commitment to education as a vital investment in the human development of Palestine refugees, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has published the results of a comprehensive study on students who drop out of school and the reasons for which they do so.
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Sharifah and her classmates at the Qalqiliya Boys’ Basic School
26 September 2013
When she started working as an attendant at the Qalqiliya Boys' Basic School, 64-year-old Sharifah Mohammad Ahmad Ali Mansour didn't know her life was about to change. She was alone tending her family’s farm following the death of her parents, and she thought that the position was just three months of employment...
Secretary-General to Co-Chair New York Meeting on UNRWA
23 September 2013
East Jerusalem The Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki Moon, and the Secretary General of the Arab League, Dr Nabil El Araby, will co-chair in New York on 26 September, in the margins of the UN General Assembly, a ministerial meeting on the funding difficulties of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and...
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Raisin in the Sun
23 September 2013
Nineteen-year-old Rania*, a Palestine refugee from Damascus, describes her parents as "defenders of justice". Both her mother and her father are lawyers, and she is determined to follow their path and fight for the rights of others.