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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
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
12 May 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria on 11 and 12 May, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and government officials
Press Releases
Alliance distribution centre, Damascus, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 May 2016
The donation of US$ 250,000 from Islamic Relief USA allowed UNRWA to purchase 8,435 blankets and 8,436 mattresses, contributing actively to the non-food items (NFIs) response in Syria
© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
04 May 2016
UNRWA contributed to a consultation meeting, held in Beirut from 20 to 21 April 2016, on the Self-Learning Programme for children affected by the Syria crisis
Press Releases
Husseiniyeh, Damascus © 2016 UNRWA Photo
03 May 2016
UNRWA successfully issued the first batch of 17 microfinance loans to Palestine refugees in Husseiniyeh, Syria, on 7 April 2016