UNWRA continues with its ongoing response to the health and socio-economic emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Agency’s COVID-19 appeal aims to cover the emergency needs of 5.6 million registered Palestine refugees in the Middle East, with a special focus on health, cash assistance and education.
Gulf for Good are delighted to be supporting the UNRWA Back to Learning initiative which focuses on refugee children going back to school. Over half a million girls and boys are enrolled in 711 UNRWA schools in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, where they receive quality education including flagship classes on Human Rights, Conflict Resolution and Tolerance.
Opening the schools at a time of great uncertainty for UNRWA and for the region, and during the COVID-19 era has necessitated the adoption of very strict health and hygiene measures in all their schools, and the planning of various learning scenarios: full return, half return/blended approach (part in school and part remote) and the possibility of fully remote education.
Education is the Agency’s largest programme. UNRWA is counting on the support of valuable partners to help keep over half a million girls and boys in schools across the region.