FUNDS MEAN SCHOOL WILL START FOR 500,000 PALESTINIAN REFUGEES

The school year will start on time for 500,000 Palestinian refugee children after last-minute donations helped to fill a funding gap. UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, said students would now return to school as planned in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl announced almost $80 million had come in and classrooms would reopen as planned in Palestine on August 24, in Jordan on September 1, in Lebanon on September 7 and in Syria on September 13. Picture: UNRWA

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