10 Nov, 2016

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

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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

4 May, 2016

Syrian refugee begins Olympic torch relay in Brasilia

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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

27 Jan, 2016

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

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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

26 Oct, 2015

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

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“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

10 Dec, 2013

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

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In observance of the International Human Rights Day, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, visited the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, the largest camp currently hosting Syrian refugees. Since the Syrian conflict began over 1,000 days ago, more than two million refugees have fled the country, many of these now temporarily residing in […]

4 Oct, 2013

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

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It is worth taking a moment to cheer the United Nations for its outstanding successes this past week. The UN is the global home of diplomacy, the art of maintaining peace and co-operation in a world all too ready to head to war. Sometimes it succeeds; often it is brushed aside, by great and small powers alike. […]