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Engaging Youth: A Journey to Self-Sufficiency
06 February 2014
Damascus Dark-eyed and vivacious, 23-year-old Samar is the picture of a successful entrepreneur, but behind that picture are all the unhappiness and uncertainty of the conflict that has been devastating Syria for nearly three years. After being forced to flee their home in Yarmouk, Samar and her family came to the UN...
Features
Protecting the Future in Syria
27 January 2014
Damascus After nearly three years of conflict in Syria, it’s becoming clear that the impacts are not just in the violence of the present: Another casualty – for children who cannot go to school, for patients who cannot see their doctors, for people who have lost their jobs, savings and homes – is the future. One of...
Features
24 January 2014
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is grateful to the Kingdom of Belgium for responding to the emergency needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict Syria with a generous contribution of EUR 1.35 million (US$ 1.83 million). The conflict in Syria has had a devastating impact on the lives of...
Press Releases
“How Much Longer?”
17 January 2014
Statement by the International Humanitarian Community How much longer must children suffer from hunger? How much longer must women die in childbirth for lack of medical care? How much longer must we be barred from the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus and the many thousands of desperate and vulnerable...
Official Statements
09 January 2014
Human Appeal International (HAI) provided the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) with 254 vouchers to buy winter clothes from Daraghmeh Stores. The vouchers, worth US$ 24 each, were distributed to Syrian and Palestinian children who, having fled the conflict in Syria, are currently attending UNRWA schools...
Press Releases
05 December 2013
Beirut On 4 December, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) welcomed a delegation from the United Kingdom to the Palestine refugee camp of Dbayeh, on the outskirts of Beirut. The delegation, led by Simon Gass, Director General, Political at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was accompanied by Roger...
Press Releases
29 November 2013
UNRWA is launching a nationwide winterization assistance plan, starting on 5 December, for Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) who have recorded their details with the Agency in Lebanon.
Press Releases