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Palestine refugees receive critical humanitarian assistance in Yalda, 13 April 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
14 April 2015
13 April 2015 | Issue No. 13 UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl completed the second day of his mission to Syria today, 13 April 2015, in coordination with the Office of the UN Secretary-General. The visit is prompted by UNRWA’s deepening concerns for the safety and protection of some 18,000 Palestinian and...
Emergency Reports
Mr. Krähenbühl heard the personal stories of the civilians displaced from Yarmouk. Tiny Jihad Ya'qoub was born on 30 March 2015; he and his mother have received a baby kit and other essential household items from UNRWA. © 2015 UNRWA Photo byTaghrid Mohammad
14 April 2015
It is the individual lives at the heart of the Yarmouk story that make the imperative for humanitarian action so compelling. I encountered two such individuals on my mission to Damascus – Jihad and Mohammad -- tiny vulnerable infants who left Yarmouk in recent days, a place that was described last week by the...
Features
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visits with civilians who escaped Yarmouk last week in their temporary accommodation in Tadamon, Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
12 April 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl is visiting Syria today, 12 April 2015, in coordination with the Office of the UN Secretary-General. The visit is prompted by UNRWA’s deepening concerns for the safety and protection of some 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian civilians, including 3,500 children, as Yarmouk...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA is deeply concerned that lack of humanitarian access to the civilians inside Yarmouk is putting 18,000 people, including women and children, at grave risk. © 2014 UNRWA Photo
12 April 2015
UNRWA is deeply concerned that lack of humanitarian access to the civilians inside Yarmouk, and those displaced to the south east of Yarmouk, is putting 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian men, women and children at grave risks. Civilians from Yarmouk remain unable to meet their most basic needs of food, water and...
Emergency Reports
11 April 2015
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl is undertaking an urgent mission to Syria today, 11 April 2015, in coordination with the Office of the UN Secretary-General. The visit is prompted by UNRWA’s deepening concerns for the safety and protection of some 18,000...
Official Statements
A woman weeps during an UNRWA food distribution in March 2015. UNRWA has been unable to access Yarmouk to provide humanitarian assistance since 1 April 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 April 2015
Clashes continued to affect Yarmouk on April 10th, for the ninth consecutive day. UNRWA is deeply concerned that lack of humanitarian access to the civilians inside Yarmouk, and those displaced to the south east of Yarmouk, is putting 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian men, women and children at grave risks. Civilians from...
Emergency Reports
Residents walk through the destroyed streets of Yarmouk in 2014. © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Rami Al-Sayed 2014
09 April 2015
The violence that began in Yarmouk on April 9th is not just continuing, it has intensified. The world community must not stand by as a silent witness to what the UN Secretary General has warned could be a massacre. Yarmouk is at the lower reaches of hell. It must not be allowed to descend further. UNRWA is deeply...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA remains deeply concerned for the safety of the 18,000 Syrian and Palestinian civilians, including women and children, who remain in Yarmouk. © UNRWA Photo by Rami Al-Sayed
08 April 2015
UNRWA has not been able to conduct any humanitarian distribution in Yarmouk since March 28th. UNRWA is deeply concerned that lack of humanitarian access to the civilians inside Yarmouk, and those displaced to the south of Yarmouk, is putting 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian men, women and children at grave risks, as they...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA continues to provide humanitarian support to the 85 civilians, including women and children, from Yarmouk who remain displaced in Tadamon, Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
07 April 2015
April 7th marks the sixth day of sustained armed violence inside Yarmouk. No UNRWA humanitarian operations have been possible in Yarmouk since the outbreak of fighting on April 1st. UNRWA remains greatly alarmed that sustained hostilities continue to inflict unimaginable suffering to the 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian...
Emergency Reports
© UNRWA Photo
07 April 2015
The incidence of foodborne and waterborne diseases among Palestine refugees has been decreasing steadily since UNRWA records began. However, a slight upturn between 2013 and 2014, which can be attributed to the conflicts in Syria and Gaza, indicates the importance of ongoing vigilance. Two important indicators for...
Features