crisis

Palestine Refugees Pass the Test
04 August 2014
For Palestine refugees in Syria, the national ninth-grade exams, held in June, were an important opportunity and an immense challenge. And yet despite three years of conflict – in which thousands have been displaced and several schools damaged or closed; in which the residents of Yarmouk camp suffered months of siege...
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Palestine refugee students attend remedial classes to prepare for the 2014-2015 school year. Damascus, July 2014.
23 July 2014
More than half a million Palestine refugees are affected directly by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response to the crisis aims to maintain access to UNRWA services and preserve refugees' resilience through targeted relief.
Emergency Reports
Statement by Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Robert Turner On the unfolding situation in the Strip
10 July 2014
Again the people of Gaza are suffering. The focus of the cameras will be on the dramatic footage created by massive airstrikes and people fleeing air raid sirens. But at the end of the day - in a wholesale manner – civilians in Gaza will suffer. Already 76 Gazans have reportedly been killed, including 10 children and...
Official Statements
07 July 2014
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is grateful to the Government of Extremadura, Spain, for its contribution to the Agency’s Syria response efforts. The contribution of EUR 75,000 (US$ 102,000) will help UNRWA acquire and distribute hygiene kits for people displaced by the ongoing conflict.
Press Releases
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.
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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...
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