|Palestine refugees struggle with trauma and lack of protection in conflict-torn Syria|
|02 April 2013|
In December 2012, thousands of Palestine refugees fled air strikes, clashes and shelling in Yarmouk camp, Damascus, seeking shelter in UNRWA buildings.
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 40)|
|01 April 2013|
The situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, particularly in the areas of Damascus/Rif Damascus Governorate, Aleppo, Dera’a and Homs. Violence has led to displacement and compounded humanitarian needs. As the armed conflict has progressively escalated since the launch of UNRWA’s Syria Crisis Response 2013
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 39)|
|24 March 2013|
On 20 March, UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis visited Shatila camp in Beirut where she had the opportunity to meet with Palestine refugees who had fled Syria for Lebanon. During her visit to a family of 26 persons renting a small apartment in Shatila camp
|UNRWA deplores killing of five Palestine children refugees|
|22 March 2013|
It is with great distress that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has learned of the violent deaths of five Palestine refugee children, one in Dera'a on 15 March and four others in the Damascus area on 19 March. Four of the children reportedly died as a result of the use of heavy weapons.
|Between Jordan and Syria, Abu Zein struggles to care for family|
|18 March 2013|
Abu Zein is a Palestinian who lived until recently with his wife and three children in Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria. Despite escalating violence, the family was reluctant to leave their home, family and friends behind, and uncertain about finding a place of refuge.
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 38)|
|16 March 2013|
The unrelenting conflict in Syria continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians – Palestine refugees and Syrians alike. Armed clashes continue throughout Syria, particularly in Rif Damascus Governorate, Aleppo, Dera’a and Homs. With external flight options restricted, Palestine refugees in Syria remain a particularly vulnerable group who are increasingly unable to cope with the socio-economic and security challenges in Syria.
|UNRWA statement on killing of UNRWA staff member|
|16 March 2013|
It is with great sadness that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has learned of the conflict-related death of Nasri Khalil Hasan, a member of its teaching staff in Syria. Nasri Hassan is the sixth UNRWA staff member to be killed in the Syria conflict.
|Syria conflict “messy, violent and tragic”: interview with UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi |
|15 March 2013|
In an interview with the UN News Centre, UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi talks of the third conflagration to engulf Palestinians since he joined the agency in 2005. He warns that providing access and resources to the half a million Palestinian refugees trapped in Syria and spilling over its borders are among the “most urgent” priorities facing the UN agency but they can only be achieved with the help and appropriate financing from the international community.
|Palestine refugees in greater need as Syria crisis escalates, warns UNRWA chief|
|12 March 2013|
Amid rising deaths in Syria and funding shortfalls for humanitarian assistance, UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi today called for more funds for civilians caught in “a messy, violent and tragic war.”
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 37)|
|07 March 2013|
The humanitarian situation in Syria is dire and continues to deteriorate rapidly forcing many Palestine refugees and Syrians into displacement and destitution. Armed clashes continue throughout Syria, particularly in Rif Damascus Governorate, Aleppo and Dera’a. With external flight options restricted, Palestine refugees in Syria remain a particularly vulnerable group.