cash assistance

Cash distribution in Jordan. © UNRWA Photo by Hannington Muyenje
05 February 2015
“If someone told me that my house in Yarmouk had even one pillar still standing, I would go back home,” says Dana.* She fled the conflict in Syria 18 months ago with her husband and their four children; 7-year-old twin girls, an 11-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. Their home in Syria was bombed, forcing them to...
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Cash assistance is a flexible and effective method of humanitarian aid. UNRWA Field Office, October 2014. © UNRWA Photo byTaghrid Mohammad 2014
20 January 2015
UNRWA gratefully acknowledges the timely and consistent support of the government and people of Germany for Palestine refugees in Syria. The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs contributed €2 million ($2.49 million) to the UNRWA cash assistance programme in July 2014, and an additional €2 million ($2.49 million) in...
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17 October 2014
“Without the cash assistance we receive we would be lost,” says double amputee Imad Ali Mdardas. Like the majority of Palestine refugees living in Syria, Imad and his family have been left in desperate circumstances by the ongoing armed conflict. Before escaping the besieged area of Yarmouk in Damascus, Imad could not...
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14 April 2014
With deep sadness and despair, Amal tells us that she is a teacher of the Arabic language; she’s not used to begging and asking for help. But given her current circumstances, she is ready to work in any field, even cleaning houses so that she and her daughter can live in dignity. That’s been a challenge ever since she...
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Nahed al-Mughrabi collects her cash assistance in Jaramana
30 September 2013
Khaled Ali Suleiman, a 39-year-old Palestine refugee from Syria who came to the Jaramana camp in December 2012, intends to buy school supplies for his four children using cash assistance from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Nahed al-Mughrabi, who comes from the same Damascus neighbourhood,...
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