This year 485,023 UNRWA school children in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, stood up simultaneously and shouted "No to poverty" in protest of their own poverty and the poverty of others throughout the world.
The 2009 Global Peace Games for Children and Youth were held today at the Palestinian Athletics City in Yarmouk, Damascus. The event aims to bring attention to the important role of young people and sport as tools to promote global peace, friendship and community development.
UNRWA’s Blue Balloon mobile, stuffed with music, games, volunteers, scores of good will and, of course, hundreds of blue balloons, wound its way through the Hebron hills in the southern West Bank to share the commemoration of UNRWA’s 60th anniversary with hundreds of children from the Fawwar refugee camp.
The Guinness Book of World Records has officially notified the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) that the attempt by the children of Gaza to achieve a new world record for the largest number of kites flown simultaneously has been successful.