In the early afternoon of 6 September, 2012, an UNRWA Syria staff member and his son, a medical student, were killed in their home in Yarmouk, a densely populated residential area just outside Damascus.
This week, half a million Palestine refugee children will prepare to enter the doors of UNRWA’s 700 schools for the start of the new school year. Here are some key facts about young Palestine refugees in our fields of operation.
During the evening of 31 August, the Damascus suburb of Yarmouk, home to approximately one million Syrians and over 150,000 Palestine refugees, experienced several explosions which appeared to be caused by heavy weapons.
The Austrian government has made a donation of EUR 750,000 to UNRWA’s health programming in the West Bank and Gaza, supporting preventive, general medicine and specialist care services tailored for each stage of life.
Without remedial action now, Gaza's problems in water and electricity, education and health will only get worse over the coming years, United Nations officials in the occupied Palestinian territory warned today.