UNHCR — United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Syrian refugees receive plastic sheets at a distribution center in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. Along with a regular supply of soap and sanitary pads, Syrian refugees receive waterproof tarps as well as socks and gloves.
Third anniversary of the Syrian war
Second shift schools offer hope to young Syrians

Young Syrian students take part in a “second shift” class at the Vera Frangieh school, in Zgharta, north-east Lebanon.
UNHCR News Story: Second shift schools offer hope to young Syrians

Envoy Angelina Jolie’s school changes lives in Afghanistan

Girls’ education in the returnee area of Qalai Gudar has received a boost, thanks to this school built with the support of UNHCR’s Special Envoy Angelina Jolie.
UNHCR News Story: UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie's school changes lives in Afghanistan

LEGO Foundation donates US$3 million to build a future for refugee children

The Lego donation will fund education in primary schools such as this one in Awbarre refugee camp, Ethiopia.
UNHCR News Story: LEGO Foundation donates US$3 million to build a future for refugee children

30 Days of Faith: Day 18

Sula (blue head scarf),12, could easily get away with not fasting during Ramadan, but she and most of her young friends are determined to fast anyway. Today they are painting decorations on the outside walls of the community bathrooms in their district of Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. “Doing this project helps us keep our minds off fasting,” says Sula, a refugee from a village outside of Dara’a, Syria who just finished painting a big, pink jelly fish. She and all the young children are proud to be adding a splash of colour and their own personal touch to their home away from home.
30 Days of Faith: Day 18

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s