International Organization based in occupied Palestinian territory

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21 Nov 2015 description

The UNRWA Lebanon Field Office signed a partnership with the National Institution of Social Care and Vocational Training (NISCVT or Beit Atfal Assumoud) during an event held at the UNRWA office in Beirut on 16 November 2015. The partnership falls in the framework of the European Union-funded project, ‘SPRING - Improving the living conditions of Palestine refugees in Lebanon’ that aims at promoting partnerships, reforms and inclusive growth.

20 Nov 2015 description
  • UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl opened the meeting of the Advisory Commission (AdCom) on 16 November in Jordan, saying that following last summer’s financial crisis, UNRWA has set the stage for new approaches to old challenges. He also stated that “UNRWA is not just any international organization, but is an agency with a soul,” providing crucial services to a community that today still represents almost 40 per cent of the world’s protracted refugees. Mr.

13 Nov 2015 description

Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, addressed the General Assembly Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Committee) on 9 November in New York. The Commissioner-General presented his second annual report of UNRWA operations, and conveyed the deep sense of despair and insecurity that runs through the Palestine refugee community, and also the extraordinary courage, determination and strength that he witnesses time and time again in his trips and meetings. Mr. Krähenbühl reported that Palestine refugees today feel further than ever “left behind”.

12 Nov 2015 description

In the third quarter, UNRWA was forced to temporarily suspend operations and services in Dera’a City following a significant escalation of violence as armed confrontations prevented staff and refugees from safely accessing the UNRWA area office and other facilities. Humanitarian access to Yarmouk and adjacent areas also continued to be extremely constrained, with missions limited to providing basic healthcare in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham (YBB), where many Palestine refugees from Yarmouk have been displaced. The last UNRWA mission inside Yarmouk took place on 28 March 2015.

10 Nov 2015 description

Desperation and boredom add to the pressure that displaced teens living in temporary collective shelters experience on a daily basis. Often feeling marginalized and insignificant and having lived through intense traumas Palestine refugee teens living in UNRWA shelters voiced their desire to be heard and to share their experiences with their parents and communities. In response to their call, UNRWA ran a theater workshop in partnership with UNICEF.

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20 Nov 2015 description

Typical tasks performed by local/international interns are amongst others

  • conducting research;

  • writing documents;

  • cataloguing information;

  • assisting in organizational issues

  • Data and Document management

  • Supportive tasks for the department relating to the studies and expertise of the student.

    Typical tasks performed by volunteers:

  • provide administrative support;

10 Nov 2015 description