conflict

Survey of Businesses in Syria: Overwhelming Destruction and Displacement
02 April 2014
An UNRWA survey of its microfinance programme in Syria has found the impact of the conflict to be “overwhelming and traumatic”, with the vast majority of its clients displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance. The survey was conducted in what the report calls “an economic catastrophe”, from which it says the...
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130 humanitarian organisations demand access to civilians in Syria
10 March 2014
The global humanitarian community has released a joint “Thunderclap” statement demanding “immediate, secure, substantial and permanent humanitarian access for all civilians in Syria, including countless children. The statement, which comes a week after the UN was last able to deliver food to Yarmouk camp in Damascus,...
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The Unknown Road
06 March 2014
“As if leaving our motherland was not enough, we also had to leave the countries where we found asylum, without knowing where we were going,” says Rania. Thirty-seven, Rania was displaced at the beginning of the conflict in Syria from Harasta, in rural Damascus, to Daria. Violence intensified in Daria and her family...
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A Journey through Hell
10 February 2014
Fourteen-month-old Khaled was about to die. The entirety of his young life had been spent under the shadow of the conflict in Syria, but the greatest threat, in the end, was not the violence itself: Trapped in the besieged refugee camp of Yarmouk, near Damascus, with barely any food and no access to outside assistance...
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Palestine refugee children in Syria longing to live a normal life
19 December 2013
Amid all the violence of the conflict in Syria, now nearly three years old, the Hameed family will always remember the shell that hit their home in the Palestine refugee camp of Qabr Essit, in Damascus, on 3 July 2013. In an instant, three of the family's children - 17-year-old Ahmad, 13-year-old Omar and 10-year-old...
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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
26 November 2013
Statement by Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, Director of UNRWA Syria Field Office Damascus The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) expresses its deep sorrow at the death, on 24 November, of Mohammad Suheil Yousef Awwad, the ninth staff member to be killed as a result of the Syria conflict. Mr. Awwad died when a...
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi
07 November 2013
The Palestinian refugee question remains at the heart of the quest for peace in the Middle East. Like refugees from other protracted conflict situations, Palestine refugees continue to be living proof of a conflict unresolved across generations
Official Statements
Safe and Dignified Cash Assistance in Lebanon
06 November 2013
For the first time in Lebanon, Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) don’t need to wait in lines or visit distribution centres to receive cash assistance. Those who have recorded their details with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) need only stop by any ATM across the country to withdraw their cash.
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