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Fatima receives UNRWA food assistance at the Alliance Distribution Centre in Damascus. It helps her family of seven meet their minimum nutritional needs. © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
17 June 2015
Food assistance provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), made possible by generous funding from the United Arab Emirates, is a crucial source of sustenance for Fatima and her six children. The family is among the 480,000 Palestine refugees in Syria who rely on UNRWA to provide for their minimum...
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Two teenage girls from Yarmouk get ready to prepare to sit for national exams, Palestine Institute School, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
04 June 2015
Alaa still remembers the day she was forced to flee Syria. “When I visualize the old days of violence in Kafr Battna, Damascus, I cannot believe I am still alive,” she says. “The walls of our house were tumbling down as we fled. It is like a nightmare.” Like many other young Palestine refugees who ran from Syria to...
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Throughout August, UNRWA delivered its Summer Learning Programme (SLP), a central component of the Agency-wide Education in Emergencies programme (EiE). The 2016 programme, which started on 29 June, is divided into catch-up classes and summer learning activities. A total of 10,499 students...

“I studied well for the exams despite the conflict. Education is my only hope to keep going forward and I will not give up on it,” said Haytham Matar, a student from Darayya who recently completed his final exams in Damascus. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
05 September 2016
The final exams this year came as a relief to young Syrians and Palestine refugees as the conflict continues in its sixth year. Gathered at the UNRWA Palestine School and the Said al-Ass Institute in Damascus, they expressed how difficult it was for them to prepare for their official exams amid the intensified...
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Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, July 2016
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Situation in Aleppo: The opposition-controlled areas of eastern Aleppo city, with an estimated civilian population of 250,000 to 300,000 people, have been cut off from humanitarian assistance since 7 July. In the last months, civilian infrastructure has been severely a¬ected by ongoing  ghting,...

09 August 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria from 6 to 8 August, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and government officials
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Yalda Distribution Point, Yalda, Southern Damascus, Syria, February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
26 July 2016
The United States is contributing US$ 25 million to UNRWA in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal. The funds will support emergency operations in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan
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01 July 2016
The Government of Denmark has announced a generous contribution of DKK 30 million (US$ 4.46 million) to UNRWA towards the 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal
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