Syria

Amid Refugee Crisis, Students in Europe, USA, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza Build Solidarity Beyond Borders

This autumn, Palestine refugee students in five schools in Syria, Gaza and Lebanon will be paired to explore and advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 ‘Quality education’ with their peers in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America through the ‘My Voice-My School’ project, made possible with […]

10 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Syrian refugee begins Olympic torch relay in Brasilia

From UN News Centre

Flanked by cheering crowds, a 12-year-old Syrian refugee girl ran with the Olympic flame through Brasilia today, kicking off a relay across the host country ahead of the Olympic Games in August, the United Nations refugee agency announced.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the Organizing Committee […]

4 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

European and Palestine Refugee Students in Syria Connect via Skype to Advocate for Education

From UNRWA

On 25 January in London and 27 January in Brussels, the #MyVoiceMySchool project will connect European students with Palestine refugee students to discuss the importance of education in their lives. The calls are taking place a few days ahead of the ’Supporting Syria and the Region, London 2016’ conference on 4 February. The #MyVoiceMySchool […]

27 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

“Enough pain” – A Syrian refugee girl pleads for dignity | UNICEF

“Enough… enough pain.” 15-year-old Syrian refugee Shaimae is crossing the Serbian border into Croatia with her mother and sisters. They are heading to Germany in the hopes of starting a new life. With a tear-filled plea about the deep impact fleeing has had on her, she says: “We just need someone to understand us, to […]

26 October 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Envoy on Youth visits refugee camp, warns of a lost generation in Syria

10 December 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

“Four cheers for the UN” — Jeff Sachs’s blog post on recent successes of the United Nations

4 October 2013|Blog|