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Taghrid Mohammad/UNRWA Archives
26 August 2014
Few groups are as vulnerable, as full of potential or as in need of support as the Palestine refugee children of Syria. Of the 460,000 Palestine refugees currently in Syria, more than a third (about 184,000) are children. Education has provided hope for successive generations of Palestine refugees, which makes it all...
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UNRWA condemns the killing of thirteenth staff member in SyriaUNRWA condemns the killing of thirteenth staff member in Syria
26 August 2014
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) strongly condemns the parties responsible for the killing of its thirteenth staff member in Syria on Thursday, 21 August. Mohammad Mizel, a teacher at Tiberias School, Dera’a, died when a vehicle he was travelling in was struck by gunfire as he...
Official Statements
UNRWA Archives
22 August 2014
“We first heard rumours about typhoid from our partners in the Palestine Red Crescent Society, during our missions to distribute food in Yarmouk”, a senior UNRWA health staff member in Syria explains. In areas with adequate public sanitation typhoid, a common but often fatal bacterial disease can easily be prevented,...
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Battling a Water Crisis
21 August 2014
With no solution in sight for an end to the current conflict, UNRWA is doing what it can to meet the needs of Palestinians in Gaza. Since 13 July, internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been sheltering in UNRWA schools. The Agency continues to prioritize the health and safety of the displaced, including through the...
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Vocational Training: A Lifeline for Palestinian Youth in Syria
19 August 2014
Despite battling displacement and disability, Yehya is one of the most gifted students at the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre. Yehya, whose family fled the heightened tensions of Yarmouk in December 2012, knows there is a lot riding on his shoulders.
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On World Humanitarian Day, UNRWA Honours its Courageous Staff Members in Syria
19 August 2014
Over 3,500 UNRWA staff currently work in Syria, serving Palestine refugees in a situation of intense and ongoing armed conflict. On World Humanitarian Day, UNRWA wishes to recognise the heroism of these colleagues and to honour those twelve that have lost their lives as a result of the conflict. UNRWA’s Yarmouk team...
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Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 77
11 August 2014
The period of this update has seen above-average food distribution in Yarmouk from 16 to 24 July, during which UNRWA distributed food parcels to 4,673 civilian families in Yarmouk. UNRWA remains deeply concerned about the desperate humanitarian situation in Yarmouk and appeals to all parties to do everything in their...
Emergency Reports
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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