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22 Jun 2018 description

Roula is 16 years-old and from Yarmouk, the now largely destroyed Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. Just as she was preparing for her 9th grade exams, intense fighting broke out in the camp, destroying her home. This is not the biggest challenge she has come to face. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) took over Yarmouk camp in 2014 and imposed strict limits on education, banning books and even beheading teachers who refused to comply.

19 Jun 2018 description

The Advisory Commission of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) met in Jordan on 18-19 June to discuss support for the Agency, as it continues with energetic efforts to meet the needs of Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip and West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.

13 Jun 2018 description

According to a new study by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, infant mortality, which in most parts of the world is in decreasing, has not declined for the last decade in Gaza. The paper entitled “Stalled decline in infant mortality among Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip since 2006” was published today in the Plos One journal.

05 Jun 2018 description

An UNRWA convoy has delivered life-saving aid to Palestine refugees and vulnerable Syrians displaced from the destroyed Yarmouk unofficial refugee camp in Damascus to the nearby neighbourhood of Yalda. UNRWA resumed access to the area for the first time since 25 May 2016 and reached those displaced by the recent fighting in Yarmouk with emergency assistance, including medicine and food. The convoy, which included a mobile UNRWA health clinic, consisted of 18 truckloads.

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20 Jun 2018 description

CONSULTANCY - TERMS OF REFERENCE

19 Jun 2018 description
  • Monitor and provide verbal and written reports on population flow of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) to Lebanon and from Lebanon to Syria;
  • Liaise with all relevant partners (in UNRWA and outside) to collect data and information for the written reports on newly arrived PRS and movements toward Syria;
  • Communicate with PRS newcomers to explain UNRWA services and answer protection concerns whether through ad hoc and one-on-one discussions and/or interventions;
  • Organize focus group discussions with PRS to understand challenges related to access to …
07 Jun 2018 description

Neutrality Coordinator, P-4
Amman or Jerusalem
Deadline for Applications
1 July 2018
(17 June 2018 for internal applicants)
Duration
1 year, renewable
Vacancy Announcement Number
18-HQ-AM-26
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

31 May 2018 description

Director, Information Management Department, D-1 (re-advertised)
HQ Amman, Jordan
Deadline for Applications
7 July 2018
(13 June 2018 for internal applicants)
Duration
2 years, with the possibility of further extension
Vacancy Announcement Number
18-HQ-AM-25
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.