|Qatar Red Crescent supports better access to medical treatment for Palestine Refugees from Syria
|10 June 2013|
The Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) today, aimed at improving access to medical care for Palestine Refugees from Syria.
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 50)|
|10 June 2013|
UNRWA launched its Syria Regional Crisis Response this week, alongside the launch of the UN-wide Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan. The new appeal emphasises the particular vulnerability of the Palestine refugee population in Syria and neighbouring countries
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 49)|
|04 June 2013|
Nearby conflict and displacement of refugees continue to threaten an already vulnerable population, and UNRWA has now provided cash assistance to more than 215,000 refugees in 2013.The Agency provides food, cash and NFIs, in addition to maintaining regular education, health and social services.
|UNRWA schools in Lebanon help displaced Palestine refugee children regain a sense of normalcy|
|01 June 2013|
Maya Mousa, a 13-year old girl is one of the thousands of Palestine refugee children who were displaced along with their families as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria. In July 2012, Maya escaped from al-Hajar al-Aswad town in Syria,
|Australia pledges AUD 4.6 million to UNRWA|
|28 May 2013|
Australia will provide AUD 4.6 million (approx. US$ 4.5 million) to support UNRWA’s response to the crisis in Syria. AUD 2 million will go towards the health needs of Palestine refugees from Syria who have been displaced and are now sheltering in Lebanon through the Syria Regional Humanitarian Response Plan.
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 48)|
|26 May 2013|
This week UNRWA Commissioner General Filippo Grandi visited Syria to witness the impact of conflict and displacement on Palestine refugees within Syria. UNRWA continues to respond to the needs of Palestine refugees in Syria, as well as those who have fled to Lebanon and Jordan, providing food, cash and NFIs, in addition to maintaining regular education
|In Lebanon, Palestine refugee children from Syria in UNRWA schools receive school bags, clothing from UNICEF|
|22 May 2013|
Around 3,400 Palestine refugee children from Syria now continuing their education in UNRWA schools in Lebanon received school uniforms, school bags and clothing vouchers from UNICEF.
|Finland announces additional EUR 1.5 million to UNRWA|
|21 May 2013|
During his visit to Gaza today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Finland Dr. Erkki Tuomioja announced an additional EUR 1.5 million to the General Fund of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 47)|
|19 May 2013|
UNRWA continues to respond to the needs of Palestine refugees in Syria, distributing 1.1bn Syrian Pounds of cash assistance to 401,000 beneficiaries. The Agency operates in an increasingly challenging operational environment where armed conflict and threats to the lives and safety of UNRWA staff and refugees are commonplace. The number of refugees who have fled Syria to neighbouring Lebanon and Jordan also continues to rise.
|UNRWA rejects baseless allegations of “erasing Israel from the map”|
|14 May 2013|
UNRWA categorically rejects accusations in the media that the Agency is “erasing Israel from the map” because its officials and stakeholders stood next to a map which does not show Israel.