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Adapt, survive and thrive: UNRWA responds to the Syria crisis
02 July 2014
It was the start of another day for the UNRWA team in Syria. Our convoy entered the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus on 31 January where, as usual, a river of people as far as the eye could see stood waiting for food. A colleague casually snapped a photo, unaware that he had captured an image...
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 UNRWA Launches Ramadan Appeal for Palestine Refugees in Syria
16 June 2014
UNRWA has launched a Ramadan Appeal for US$ 27 million to enable Palestine refugees trapped in Syria to be able to buy food in Ramadan.
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Squandering Humanity: A new UN economic report on Syria
28 May 2014
The conflict in Syria is creating “economies of violence that flout human rights, civil liberties, poverty rights and the rule of law, with new political and economic elites using national and international networks to trade illegally in weapons, commodities and people, while often engaged in pillage, theft,...
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Despite Massive Challenges, UNRWA Health Services Remain Active in Syria
20 May 2014
UNRWA health services in war-torn Syria have responded with flexibility and resourcefulness to the unprecedented destruction and restrictions on clients, according to a new report released today.
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A Voice from the Field: From Yarmouk to Beddawi
16 May 2014
15 May is the International Day of Families. This year, UNRWA is highlighting the plight of displaced and separated Palestine refugee families from Syria. Approximately 48,500 Palestine refugee families have been displaced within Syria and another 19,000 families to neighbouring countries. Many families have also been...
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“Reaching and Assisting Palestine Refugees is a Vital Imperative”: UNRWA Commissioner-General on First Visit to Syria
15 May 2014
UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has said that Palestine refugees in Syria face extreme hardship as a result of the ongoing armed conflict. He pointed out that, in recent years, “Many refugees had, often overnight, lost everything from their homes, their livelihoods, their...
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An Anniversary for Engaging Youth
25 April 2014
At the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre, on the hillside south-west of the city, 12 young Palestine refugees sat together one evening to share their concerns, their dreams and their hopes for the future. It was an appropriate anniversary, as the centre’s international computer driving license (ICDL) exam centre had just...
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