crisis

UNRWA's Syria crisis response: a strong ability to deliver threatened by underfunding
06 July 2014
UNRWA joins the warning made by UN agencies in Geneva that severe funding gaps in the response to the Syria crisis present grave risks
Press Releases
A School Year in Yarmouk
04 July 2014
In the months of siege that began in July 2013, the Palestine refugee camp of Yarmouk, in Damascus, ran out of virtually everything - food, medicines, basic supplies. For students preparing for the vital national examinations, one thing in particular was of paramount importance: light by which to study.
Features
Adapt, survive and thrive: UNRWA responds to the Syria crisis
02 July 2014
It was the start of another day for the UNRWA team in Syria. Our convoy entered the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus on 31 January where, as usual, a river of people as far as the eye could see stood waiting for food. A colleague casually snapped a photo, unaware that he had captured an image...
Features
An Unsustainable Refugee Crisis
20 June 2014
Op Ed for World Refugee Day by the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, Pierre Krähenbühl One hundred and twenty children were recently allowed out of Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, to sit public exams. The fourteen-year-olds emerged from the apocalyptic city-scape...
Features
Students in Syria: Simple Needs and Hopeful Dreams
18 June 2014
“One morning, I went out to buy some food while my father was at work”
Features
Statement of the Commissioner-General at the Meeting of the UNRWA Advisory Commission
17 June 2014
From my first visits to Palestine, both West Bank and Gaza, to Syria, to Lebanon and to Jordan and from my discussions with refugees and UNRWA colleagues, a powerful sense has emerged of the sheer unsustainability of the situation of Palestine refugees
Official Statements
 UNRWA Launches Ramadan Appeal for Palestine Refugees in Syria
16 June 2014
UNRWA has launched a Ramadan Appeal for US$ 27 million to enable Palestine refugees trapped in Syria to be able to buy food in Ramadan.
Press Releases