Syria

09 August 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria from 6 to 8 August, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and government officials
Press Releases
24 February 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the parties responsible for the explosions that were triggered in the market area of Sayyida Zeinab in southern rural Damascus on 21 February, resulting in deaths and injuries to dozens of Syrian and Palestinian civilians
Official Statements
Khan Dunoun, Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
01 February 2016
The Government of Italy has donated EUR 1 million (US$ 1.09 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support Palestine refugees in Syria, as they continue to cope with the worst humanitarian crisis in decades. As part of the assistance provided in response to the crisis in Yarmouk in April...
Press Releases
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