conflict

06 September 2013
Conflict is increasingly encroaching on UNRWA camps with shelling and clashes continuing to take place in and nearby a number of camps. A reported 3 Palestine Refugees (PR) were killed this week as a result. UNRWA estimates over 50% of registered PR are displaced either in Syria or to neighbouring countries.
Emergency Reports
29 July 2013
Conflict is increasingly encroaching on UNRWA camps with shelling and clashes continuing to take place in and nearby a number of camps. A reported 16 Palestine Refugees (PR) were killed this week as a result, highlighting their vulnerability. At least 44,000 PR homes have been damaged by conflict and over 50% of all...
Emergency Reports
26 August 2013
Statement by Chris Gunness UNRWA Spokesman Jerusalem 26 August 2013 UNRWA deeply regrets to confirm that one of its staff members, a 34-year-old father of four, was shot dead by Israeli forces and killed instantly in an operation in Kalandia refugee camp in the occupied West Bank at approximately seven o'clock this...
Official Statements
31 July 2013
Dear Colleagues, I am writing with an urgent sense of our collective need to better support refugees and colleagues in Syria. During my recent visit to Syria, I witnessed firsthand the immense suffering of Palestine refugees and Syrians alike. Palestine refugees already deeply affected by the lack of a durable...
Official Statements
Back to School at UNRWA: Over 50% of Agency Schools in Syria Closed Due to Conflict
01 September 2013
2013: Ensuring Quality Education in Times of Emergency As children around the world prepare to go back to school this fall, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) regrets to announce that over half of its schools in Syria have closed, affecting nearly two thirds of Palestine refugee students there. UNRWA...
Press Releases
22 August 2013
In recent days, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has been attacked after an Israeli film-maker released a film, “Camp Jihad,” alleging that UNRWA promoted anti-Semitism and incitement to violence in its 'summer camps’. These false accusations have been repeated in various media outlets. UNRWA has...
Official Statements
In the West Bank, UNRWA Supports Students and Parents Accessing Education
10 September 2013
Anas Hajajleh, a 10-year-old boy, has begun fifth grade this month in one of the West Bank schools operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The thought of seeing his friends and teachers again and studying the subjects he loves – he plans to one day be a doctor – puts a smile on his face. This...
Features
In Jordan, Palestine refugee children from Syria find hope
28 August 2013
“I used to learn French when I was in Syria,” 14-year-old Rawan says after she finishes reading a book from one of her favourite subjects, English, to her brother, 6-year-old Khaled. “But in Jordan, students learn English.” Now, she explains, her goal is to master the language, “because it will help me to get a good...
Features
UNRWA Supporting Resilience in Syria
16 August 2013
Little things take on outsize importance in times of conflict. Like haircuts: In the collective shelter at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Safad School, located in the Rukin Eddin neighbourhood of Damascus, Jumanah al-'Askari provides them for free, including to most of the children in the shelter...
Features
UNRWA and Partners Work to Support Students’ Psychosocial Well-being
07 August 2013
The ongoing Syrian conflict has had a marked impact on already-vulnerable groups, including children, young people and refugees. With the support of important partners including the European Union (EU), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and others, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has been working...
Features