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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...
Press Releases
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...
Official Statements
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UNRWA provides humanitarian assistance to up to 430,000 refugees and regular services such as primary health care and education for up to 450,000 refugees in Syria. The majority of refugees currently live in accessible areas, while approximately 47,000 reside in areas such as Yarmouk, Qudsaya,...