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UNRWA Archives
24 November 2014
The Director of Operations of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO), Jean-Louis De Brouwer, visited the UNRWA humanitarian programmes in Syria on Thursday 20 November.
Press Releases
Regional government of Aragón, Spain, supports families affected by the emergency in Syria
09 November 2014
The regional government of Aragón, Spain, has donated EUR 40,000 (US$ 54,700) to help UNRWA provide hygiene kits to the most vulnerable Palestine refugees, including displaced children, women and elderly persons. Non-food items such as the hygiene kits provide important support to the health of the Palestine refugee...
Press Releases
06 November 2014
The Bizkaia Regional Government has donated EUR 115,000 (US$ 150,000) to support internally displaced Palestinian refugees who are food insecure in Syria. UNRWA will use these funds to distribute food to approximately 4,225 families. Each food parcel aims to cover one-third of the daily food needs of each family...
Press Releases
UNRWA Archives
28 October 2014
More than half a million Palestine refugees are directly affected by the conflict in Syria.
Emergency Reports
Taghrid Mohammad/UNRWA Archives
17 October 2014
“Without the cash assistance we receive we would be lost,” says double amputee Imad Ali Mdardas. Like the majority of Palestine refugees living in Syria, Imad and his family have been left in desperate circumstances by the ongoing armed conflict. Before escaping the besieged area of Yarmouk in Damascus, Imad could not...
Features
UNRWA Archives
13 October 2014
Despite shared sorrow and loss, displaced Palestine refugees in Damascus were able to celebrate the recent Eid al-Adha feast thanks to a donation from Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada. Eid al-Adha is the second most significant holiday in the Muslim calendar. The festival commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim'...
Features
UNRWA Archives
03 October 2014
Over the decades, the UNRWA health programme has dramatically rolled back the burden of communicable and vaccine-preventable disease among Palestine refugees in Syria. The health of Palestine refugees increasingly mirrors global trends, where non-communicable diseases such as cancer, hypertension and diabetes are a...
Features
File photograph/Middle East Eye
03 October 2014
UNRWA is deeply concerned by a severe shortage of clean water in Yarmouk. Since the first week of September, the mains water supply has been disrupted, apparently as a result of damage to pipes in a contested area inside Yarmouk. Drought conditions have forced Yarmouk’s 18,000 civilian residents to rely on untreated...
Official Statements