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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
Features
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...
Features
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
Qabr Essit, Sayyed Zeinab, Syria, June 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Omar Sanadiki
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.
Press Releases
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...
Features
08 June 2016
UNRWA deplores the escalation of the armed conflict in Syria which in recent days has claimed the lives of two Palestine refugees in the northern city of Aleppo
Official Statements
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April 2016 was marked by a sharp escalation of armed violence in Yarmouk, interrupting UNRWA’s humanitarian operations in nearby Yalda. interruption, UNRWA had been providing a range of assistance to 6,000 Palestine refugee families from Yarmouk, Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham, including food...

30 May 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the party responsible for the killing of six year-old Ahmad Zuheir Suleiman T’uheimr, a Palestine refugee in Khan Eshieh camp in southern rural Damascus on 27 May
Official Statements
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