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Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, March 2016
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International Women’s Day: UNRWA celebrated the resilience of Palestine refugee women in Syria through staged performances at the Damascus Opera House on 23 March. The evening presented three acts including a dance performance expressing the equality of roles women and men have...

Ali Samer Hussein from Jaramana camp, Syria. ©2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
25 April 2016
Ali – a 13-year-old Palestine refugee living in Syria with a hearing impairment – succeeded in having his hearing stabilized thanks to the early diagnosis and the hearing aids he received from UNRWA
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UNRWA food distribution in Yalda, 14 March 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
14 April 2016
UNRWA is extremely concerned by the humanitarian consequences of intense armed conflict between extremist armed groups inside Yarmouk since 6 April
Official Statements
Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, February 2016
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2016
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Access to distribute humanitarian assistance for residents of Yarmouk, Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham was made possible for the 1rst time since June from a distribution point in Yalda. From 13 to 29 February, UNRWA distributed 5,700 food parcels; 19,160 blankets; and 2,400 hygiene kits containing...

Qabr Essit camp, south of Damascus, Syria, December 2014. © 2014 UNRWA photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2016
After five years of a brutal and senseless conflict over a quarter of a million Syrians have been killed and over half the population forced from their homes out of fear and want.
Official Statements
Civilians receiving food assistance, Yalda, 14 February. © 2016 UNRWA
19 February 2016
The United States is contributing US$ 47.7 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal
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