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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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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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Cash Assistance Throws Dallal a Lifeline
28 June 2016
The earned income of most Palestine refugees in Syria is often insufficient to cover the most basic needs. UNRWA cash assistance provides a lifeline
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UNRWA food distribution, Alliance distribution centre, Damascus, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
20 June 2016
Yasmin Sweid, Ahmad Ajan and Mustafa Ramadan are among the 450, 000 Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA in Syria and among those who have remained there throughout the war. Over the past five years, they have been confronted with some of the worst effects of the conflict such as besiegement, internal displacement...
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Beqaa Valley, Lebanon, where Palestine refugees displaced from Syria often live in same encampments as Syrian refugees. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Mahmoud Khair
15 June 2016
UNRWA is extending the provision of cash assistance towards basic needs, including housing, to eligible Palestine refugees displaced from Syria in Lebanon until the end of October 2016
Press Releases
15 June 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the ongoing escalation of the armed conflict in Syria which on 14 June claimed the lives of three more Palestine refugees in Khan Eshieh camp
Official Statements
14 June 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the parties responsible for two explosions in the vicinity of Qabr Essit Camp in the town of Sayyida Zeinab on 11 June 2016. One explosion claimed the lives of 14 civilians and injured over a hundred.
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Community members gathered around a young tree planted in Husseiniyeh, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Shadi Saoudi
13 June 2016
The return of residents to Husseiniyeh is a rare success story in the conflict in Syria. August 2015 marked the first time since early 2013 that a large number of Palestine refugee families, approximately 6,000, have been able to go back to their houses. To commemorate the new beginning, UNRWA – in cooperation with...
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