Youth

Gaza Entrepreneur Challenge judges and organizers accompanied by Dr. Akihiro Seita, Director of UNRWA Health Programme, with the two winning team-leaders in the Gaza Entrepreneur Challenge, at UNRWA Training Centre in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
19 August 2016
In cooperation with the Japan Gaza Innovation Challenge (JGIC) initiative, UNRWA hosted the 2016 Gaza Entrepreneur Challenge contest focused on enhancing living conditions in the Gaza Strip
Head of the Representative Office of Norway to the Palestinian Authority, His Excellency, Hans Jacob Frydenlund, during a friendly game with the UNRWA youth football team at Al-Musader playground in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al Saraj
15 August 2016
For the third time since 2012, an UNRWA football team from Gaza won the world’s largest football tournament for youth, the Norway Football Cup in Oslo, where this year 2,199 teams from over 70 countries participated
Vocational Training, Homs. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
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2016
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For over five years, Syria’s youth have endured loss and hardship caused by the protracted civil war. The conflict is coupled with economic disintegration and social fragmentation, leaving youths feeling overwhelmed and insecure about their future.

To mitigate the impact of the crisis,...

Artists are drawing murals on the walls of the UNRWA Gaza Field Office compound as part of the initiative of colouring the walls of the 270 UNRWA installations across the Gaza Strip. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
23 June 2016
Provided with temporary job opportunities, 140 artists colour the walls of UNRWA installations to add visual beauty to Gaza
© 2016 UNRWA Photo
04 May 2016
UNRWA and UNICEF launched on 29 April ‘Palestiniadi’, a three-day sports event for children and youth living in Palestine refugee camps and gatherings in Lebanon. Palestiniadi brought together more than 300 Palestine refugee children from Lebanon, Palestine refugees from...
15-year-old Palestine refugee Inas Nofal is preparing for her daily four-hour training session in Al Maghazi camp, central Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
27 April 2016
15-year-old Palestine refugee Inas Nofal, from Al Maghazi camp in central Gaza, dreams about becoming a famous marathon runner
Twenty-three-year-old Palestine refugee Ahmad al-Attar at his desk in the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired in Gaza City. “My dream is to become famous, famous for having done something big for the people of Gaza,” he said. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
01 March 2016
The Gaza Strip has one of the highest unemployment rates worldwide, according to the World Bank. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the overall unemployment rate stood at 38.4 per cent, as reported by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). While the rate declined...
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
17 February 2016
UNRWA and the Lajee Center inaugurated the first ever child-friendly spaces – a football pitch and a playground – in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem.
Twenty-year old Fares Sani is measuring window glass before cutting it, in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan‬
17 February 2016
Silatech, a regional social organization that works to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for young Arabs, has signed a partnership agreement with UNRWA to empower youth and promote employment in the Gaza Strip