crisis

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
© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
18 March 2015
18 March 2015 | Issue 85 More than half a million Palestine refugees are directly affected by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response aims to preserve refugees' resilience through the continuation of UNRWA services and humanitarian assistance. For a more detailed overview, see the Agency's 2015 Syria regional crisis...
Emergency Reports