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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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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl launched the Emergency Appeal on 2 February in Amman. Together with the Lebanon, Jordan and Syria Field Directors, the plight of Palestine refugees in Syria and the impact the crisis has had over the past fi¬ve years was reaffirmed to over 50...

UNRWA distribution of food parcels continue for 6,000 families in Yalda, 16 February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
17 February 2016
UNRWA continued food distributions for a fourth consecutive day in Yalda. An additional 1,200 families from Yalda, Babila, Beit Saham and Yarmouk received a 35 kg food parcel containing a range of basic commodities. A total of 4,500 families, 75 per cent of the total targeted population in the area, have received food...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA carries out a third day of food parcel distributions. Yalda, 15 February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
16 February 2016
On 15 February, UNRWA sustained a third consecutive day of food distributions in Yalda. An additional 1,200 families from Yalda, Babila, Beit Saham and Yarmouk received a 35 kg food parcel containing a range of basic commodities. A total of 3,300 families, over 50 per cent of the total targeted population in the area...
Emergency Reports
Civilians receiving food assistance, Yalda, 14 February. © 2016 UNRWA
15 February 2016
On 14 February, UNRWA continued food distributions in Yalda for a second day, following an interruption of over six months. An additional 1,200 families from Yalda, Babila, Beit Saham and Yarmouk each received a 35 kg food parcel containing a range of basic commodities. A total of 2,100 families have received food...
Emergency Reports
Civilians queue to register for food assistance, Yalda, 13 February 2016 © 2016 UNRWA Photo
14 February 2016
On 13 February, 2016, UNRWA conducted its first distribution of food assistance in Yalda since June, 2015. Nine hundred families from Yalda, Babila, Beit Saham and Yarmouk were provided with food parcels.
Emergency Reports
Husseiniyeh, August 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
02 February 2016
UNRWA today appealed to donors for US$ 414 million to meet the critical humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria, which is now entering its sixth year. The Agency’s 2016 Emergency Appeal for the Syria Regional Crisis aims to support 450,000 Palestine refugees inside Syria, as well as...
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Khan Dunoun, Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
01 February 2016
The Government of Italy has donated EUR 1 million (US$ 1.09 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support Palestine refugees in Syria, as they continue to cope with the worst humanitarian crisis in decades. As part of the assistance provided in response to the crisis in Yarmouk in April...
Press Releases
Palestine refugees crowd the main street of Yarmouk in February 2014, for the first UNRWA food distribution after six months of siege. ©UNRWA.
01 February 2016
It is now two years since the iconic photo of thousands of bewildered, besieged civilians in the Palestine refugee camp of Yarmouk, Damascus was taken. Traumatized and drained of all emotion, children, women, the sick, the elderly, the dying waited in the besieged camp for food from UNRWA, the UN agency mandated to...
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