crisis

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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18 May 2016
UNRWA condemns in the strongest terms the party responsible for launching artillery shells which killed five Palestine refugees and a Syrian in Khan Eshieh camp on 17 May 2016. Among those killed were a mother and her 12-year-old son
Official Statements
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
12 May 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria on 11 and 12 May, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and government officials
Press Releases
Alliance distribution centre, Damascus, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 May 2016
The donation of US$ 250,000 from Islamic Relief USA allowed UNRWA to purchase 8,435 blankets and 8,436 mattresses, contributing actively to the non-food items (NFIs) response in Syria
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© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
04 May 2016
UNRWA contributed to a consultation meeting, held in Beirut from 20 to 21 April 2016, on the Self-Learning Programme for children affected by the Syria crisis
Press Releases
Husseiniyeh, Damascus © 2016 UNRWA Photo
03 May 2016
UNRWA successfully issued the first batch of 17 microfinance loans to Palestine refugees in Husseiniyeh, Syria, on 7 April 2016
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