Syria

08 April 2014
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is grateful to the Oviedo Local Council for its support to the Agency’s Syria Regional Crisis Response Plan. Its donation of EUR 12,000 (US$ 16,600) will enable UNRWA to purchase approximately 407 hygiene kits for vulnerable, displaced families.
Press Releases
Al-Rameh collective shelter, Jaramana, December 2013
14 January 2014
Conflict is increasingly encroaching on UNRWA camps, with shelling and clashes continuing to take place in and nearby them. A reported but unconfirmed 50 Palestine Refugees (PR) were killed in the last three weeks as a result. UNRWA estimates over 50 per cent of registered PR are displaced in Syria or in neighbouring...
Emergency Reports
Syria Crisis Response Update (issue no 66)
23 December 2013
Conflict is increasingly encroaching on UNRWA camps with shelling and clashes continuing to take place in and nearby them. A reported 7 Palestine Refugees (PR) were killed in the last 2 weeks as a result. UNRWA estimates over 50% of registered PR are displaced in Syria or in neighbouring countries.
Emergency Reports
UNRWA Launches 2014 Syria Response Plan
17 December 2013
The war in Syria is devastating the lives of over half a million Palestine refugees who have been living in exile for six decades. The UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Response Plan for 2014, published today, sets out the Agency’s interventions to strengthen the resilience of Palestine refugees, and to help them weather...
Press Releases
29 November 2013
UNRWA is launching a nationwide winterization assistance plan, starting on 5 December, for Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) who have recorded their details with the Agency in Lebanon.
Press Releases
Gaza Youth Receive First Prize in UNRWA/EU Photo and Film Competition
25 October 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the European Union (EU) announced the results of their 2013 photo and film competition for young Palestine refugees at the Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah.
Press Releases
14 October 2013
The UNITED NATIONS WORKS AND RELIEF AGENCY deplores the violence in Dera’a refugee camp in southern Syria, which reportedly claimed the lives of Palestine refugees and severely damaged UNRWA’s Health Centre and Women’s Programme Centre.
Official Statements
Irish Minister of State Visits UNRWA in Lebanon
09 October 2013
Irish Minister of State for Development and Trade Joe Costello visited the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Lebanon on 7 October 2013 to discuss the challenges facing the Agency, in particular those due to the influx of Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS). Following this visit, he continued on to...
Press Releases
UNRWA and Japan Celebrate Partnership
08 October 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is grateful to the Government of Japan for a generous contribution of US$ 5 million to help the Agency continue responding to the emergency caused by the ongoing conflict in Syria.
Press Releases
“Palestine Refugees: An Unresolved Question at the Time of the Syria Crisis”
06 October 2013
Lecture by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4 October 2013 Thank you, Professor Scalercio, for your introduction. Allow me to also thank Paulo Esteves and the Instituto de Relações...
Official Statements