A Message of thanks to UNRWA donors

Palestine refugees face acute and growing needs as a result of the crisis in Syria. Unique in their vulnerability and disproportionately affected by the raging conflict, they rely on UNRWA support to meet these needs. 

UNRWA is grateful for the generous assistance received from donors in 2014, which allowed the Agency to provide vital humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected Palestine refugees across Syria. This included, for the first time, localized recovery activities, such as the reconstruction of UNRWA schools in Qabr Essit and Neirab camps, which have become important symbols of hope for the wider community. UNRWA continued to support the humanitarian needs of over 460,000 profoundly vulnerable Palestine refugees with cash, food, water, shelter, health, emergency education and other forms of assistance.

Despite the generous assistance received from donors, the UNRWA Appeal for 2014 was only 50 per cent funded, requiring reductions in humanitarian assistance and essential services provided to Palestine refugees. With contributions declining, essential services such as health and education are under increasing threat. Sustained and increased commitments from international donors are urgently required to ensure UNRWA maintains its much-needed support to Palestine refugees throughout 2015.

In 2015, UNRWA requires US$ 415.4 million to meet the minimum needs of Palestine refugees affected by the Syria crisis in the region.

Programme Interventions

Syria Lebanon Jordan Regional Total
Cash assistance for essential needs 197,245,322


12,894,276 1,200,000 249,218,472
Food assistance 58,177,926 -- -- -- 58,177,926
Emergency education 19,653,400 10,692,657 2,310,000 400,000 33,056,057
Environmental health 13,532,143 3,442,095 -- -- 16,974,238
Emergency health 6,660,000 8,874,470 410,827 600,000 16,545,297
Capacity and management support 13,238,476 536,000 665,151 2,100,000 16,539,627
Non-food items (NFIs) 11,703,667 -- -- -- 11,703,667
Safety and security 1,554,000 264,000 47,960 1,600,000 3,465,960
Protection 1,110,000 1,857,590 170,907 300,000 3,438,497
Livelihoods 3,279,029 -- -- -- 3,279,029
Emergency repair and maintenance 1,554,000 -- -- -- 1,554,000
Shelter 1,221,000 -- -- 200,000 1,421,000
TOTAL (US$) 328,928,963 63,545,686 16,499,121 1 6,400,00 415,373,770

Thank you to our donors

Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria

UNRWA and Palestine refugees offer heartfelt thanks to you, our donors, for your unparalleled generosity in responding to the crisis in Syria. This generosity has allowed UNRWA to provide a critical lifeline to the growing number of Palestine refugees in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. In 2014, UNRWA donors allowed the Agency to provide humanitarian aid, including cash, food and other critical items, to over 460,000 Palestine refugees in Syria.

As the conflict approaches its fourth anniversary, the resilience of Palestine refugees in Syria is at breaking point.  As we express our gratitude, we renew our appeal to donors for further, enhanced support that is commensurate with escalating humanitarian needs. This continuing support is essential for UNRWA to sustain life-saving assistance for Palestine refugees across Syria.

our donors:

Al Habtoor Group 
American Friends of UNRWA
Bank of Palestine
CAN Foundation (Caja Navarra Foundation)
Czech Republic 
Education Above All Foundation- Educate A Child Program
Germany KFW
Help Syria through the Winter Foundation (HSTTW)
Islamic Relief Worldwide
Islamic Relief, USA
Les Amis de Liban à Monaco 
Muslim Aid
National Beverage Company Coca-Cola/Cappy
New Zealand
Paltel Group
Private Individuals Donors
Qatar Red Crescent Society
Repsol Foundation
SAP -Middle East and North Africa
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Committee
SOS Children's Villages International
Spain , Castilla la Mancha
Spain , Valladolid
Spain, Beasain
Spain, Bizkaia
Spain, Castilla y León Regional Government
Spain, Extremadura
Spain, Gipuzkoa
Spain, Navarra
Spain, Oviedo
Spain, Pamplona Local Council
Spain, Valencia
Spain, Zaragoza
The Asfari Foundation
The Asfari Foundation
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
UNRWA Spanish Committee