conflict

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...
Features
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...
Features
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.
Features
Irish Minister of State Visits UNRWA in Lebanon
09 October 2013
Irish Minister of State for Development and Trade Joe Costello visited the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Lebanon on 7 October 2013 to discuss the challenges facing the Agency, in particular those due to the influx of Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS). Following this visit, he continued on to...
Press Releases
UNRWA and Japan Celebrate Partnership
08 October 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is grateful to the Government of Japan for a generous contribution of US$ 5 million to help the Agency continue responding to the emergency caused by the ongoing conflict in Syria.
Press Releases
“Palestine Refugees: An Unresolved Question at the Time of the Syria Crisis”
06 October 2013
Lecture by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4 October 2013 Thank you, Professor Scalercio, for your introduction. Allow me to also thank Paulo Esteves and the Instituto de Relações...
Official Statements