crisis

© 2014 UNRWA Photo
05 April 2015
UNRWA strongly appeals to all armed actors to cease hostilities that place civilians in acute danger and to withdraw immediately from civilian populated areas.
Press Releases
Today, UNRWA provided life-saving humanitarian support to 94 civilians who fled Yarmouk and found refuge in the Zeynab Al-Hilalyah government school in Tadamon. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
04 April 2015
No UNRWA food distribution has been possible inside Yarmouk since the outbreak of fighting on April 1st. As intense clashes continue, UNRWA is greatly alarmed by the humanitarian consequences for the 18,000 civilians trapped in Yarmouk. Amidst the fierce fighting, civilians already impoverished, hungry, and deprived...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA remains deeply concerned for the safety and protection of some 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian civilians, including 3,500 children, who remain in Yarmouk. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
03 April 2015
No UNRWA food distribution has been possible since the outbreak of fighting inside Yarmouk on April 1st. UNRWA remains acutely anxious about the humanitarian impact of continuing armed conflict between armed groups inside Yarmouk. With intense fighting continuing into a third day, the lives and safety of the 18,000...
Emergency Reports
03 April 2015
Palestine refugees who fled the conflict in Syria and sought refuge in Lebanon (PRS) are facing harsh living conditions and struggling to meet the basic needs of their families’ daily life. PRS women-headed households with children are in a particularly vulnerable situation during the harsh winter months. In response...
Press Releases
© 2014 UNRWA Photo
02 April 2015
UNRWA is extremely concerned about the safety and protection of Syrian and Palestinian civilians in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus, where since early afternoon today, intensive armed conflict has been ongoing between armed groups present in the area. Credible information from public sources...
Official Statements
In January 2014, when UNRWA was able to complete its first humanitarian distribution in Yarmouk after almost six months of siege, it was met by thousands of desperate residents on the destroyed main street. © 2014 UNRWA Photo
01 April 2015
UNRWA is extremely concerned about the safety and protection of Syrian and Palestinian civilians in Yarmouk, where since early afternoon today, intensive armed conflict has been ongoing between armed groups present in the area. Credible information from public sources indicates that a variety of armed groups are...
Emergency Reports
US Pledges US$ 57.4 million to Support Palestine Refugees Affected by Syria Crisis
31 March 2015
The United States Government has announced a new US$ 57.4 million contribution to enable UNRWA to continue aiding Palestine refugees facing hardship, danger and dislocation because of the crisis in Syria.
Press Releases
UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl. © UNRWA Photo
30 March 2015
I am in the Yarmouk refugee camp, Damascus, during an aid delivery. A man approaches me and utters three words, “I am hungry”. The sunken eyes in his face are equally eloquent. His fragile frame expresses volumes. He speaks for a people brutalized, a people sick of war. He is a living symbol of the world’s failure to...
Official Statements