UNRWA’s Role and Impact in the Gaza Strip: A Refugee’s Perspective

with

Mohammed Eid, Rotary Peace Scholar

  •  A light snack is served at 12:30 p.m. Talk begins promptly at 1:00 p.m.

 

Join us for a special talk by Mohammed Eid, a 28-year-old Palestine refugee who is currently a Rotary Peace Scholar pursuing a master’s degree in Global Studies and International Development through a joint program at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. During this talk, Mohammed will share his story about growing up in Gaza, and the role the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) played in his life.

 

Biography of Speaker

Mohammed Eid is from Gaza Strip, Palestine, one of the worst conflict zones in the world, yet also a very beautiful and lovely place. After studying applied linguistics at the University of Southampton in England, Mohammed began working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in 2011, as a youth education specialist. He has worked on many programs and initiatives related to education development and youth empowerment.

During the conflict of 2012, Mohammed worked in the centers that hosted and provided aid to refugees. In the following four years, his country was subject to two fierce wars, in which there were unprecedented levels of crisis  and a rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation.

When Mohammed applied for the Rotary Peace Fellowship he saw it as a chance to earn significant skills and knowledge, specifically within the Department of Global Studies. He hopes this knowledge will help him coordinate with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other NGOs, in an attempt to reform the humanitarian relief program and present a new system that is capable of functioning during a large-scale crisis. He hopes this will contribute to ending the violence and reaching a lasting solution that will save thousands of lives.

 

 

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