Queen Rania enjoys entertaining evening with UNRWA refugees

September 15, 2008

(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department – Amman) Juggling hundreds of children during a fun filled evening at the magical Hal Hilalak tent, on Sunday, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah appeared to be up to the task of entertaining the young crowds, and offering them a much needed break from their reality.

Along with the tent’s usual entertainment – from stilt walkers and magicians to face painters and clowns – Queen Rania whisked her way through the eager crowd of young UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) refugees, all waiting for some face time, or rather fun time, with their royal patron.

The evening, a rare escape for the UNRWA beneficiaries, was a welcomed break from the harsh realities of their daily lives as the children all rushed to the Queen to tell her how excited they were with the evening’s events.

Operating in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, UNRWA is a relief and human development agency that provides education, health care, social services and emergency aid to over four million Palestinian refugees.

By providing some light entertainment to such beneficiaries, Queen Rania said she hopes to give them a night to remember. The tent, which is operating throughout the entire month of Ramadan, will serve thousands of underprivileged children from many of the Queen’s different organizations and affiliations including the Jordan River Foundation, UNICEF, and Ruwwad.