armed conflict in Syria

2010s
armed conflict in Syria

Popular demonstrations spark what will become an ongoing armed conflict in Syria, affecting the country’s 529,000 registered Palestine refugees; by August 2013, over half of them are displaced, and many, including eight UNRWA employees, have lost their lives. UNRWA continues to offer regular and emergency services, and, in September 2012, launches its Syria Regional Crisis Response Plan to meet the urgent needs of Palestine refugees affected by the armed conflict, providing shelter, accommodation, cash assistance, food and emergency care to those within Syria and those who flee to Lebanon, Jordan and Gaza.