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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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UNRWA Strongly Condemns Killing of Refugee Children in Syria
26 April 2014
UNRWA strongly condemns the parties responsible for the recent conflict-related deaths of three Palestine refugee children in Syria. These killings tragically illustrate the callous disregard of the laws of war which is resulting in the deaths of so many Syrian and Palestinian children.
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An Anniversary for Engaging Youth
25 April 2014
Syria At the Damascus Training Centre of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), 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...
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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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