crisis

Jaramana Camp, Syria. © 2014 UNRWA photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 March 2015
The conflict in Syria has created profound challenges for Palestine refugee families, particularly those with young children. Many have experienced situations of extreme trauma, including the loss of family members and friends and direct exposure to armed violence. These traumatic experiences can provoke acute...
Features
© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
07 March 2015
Speaking with passion and composure, Noor* describes her experiences as a survivor of gender-based violence. "I feel empowered and I am rebuilding my life after experiencing violence at home. I do this through counselling and other support provided by the UNRWA Family Support Office in Alliance, Damascus. I know that...
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UNRWA School in Husseinieh, Damascus, February 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
27 February 2015
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.
Emergency Reports
© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Jamal Hamzeh
25 February 2015
For 55-year-old Jamal Hamzeh and his family, the UNRWA food assistance he received last November, made possible by generous support from the United Arab Emirates, has been a lifeline. Like the majority of the 480,000 Palestine refugees in Syria affected by the armed conflict, Jamal, his wife and five children rely on...
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Palestine refugees from Damascus queue at UNRWA’s Alliance Distribution Center to receive food packages, made possible by the generous funding of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Damascus, November 2014. © UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
18 February 2015
UNRWA distributes food parcels to over 93,000 families during first round of assistance
Press Releases
Cash distribution in Jordan. © UNRWA Photo by Hannington Muyenje
05 February 2015
“If someone told me that my house in Yarmouk had even one pillar still standing, I would go back home,” says Dana.* She fled the conflict in Syria 18 months ago with her husband and their four children; 7-year-old twin girls, an 11-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. Their home in Syria was bombed, forcing them to...
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The surface of this road was dug up to allow access to water in Yarmouk. © UNRWA Photo by Rami Al-Sayyed
02 February 2015
Yarmouk is an extreme illustration of the deep, protracted suffering that many Palestine refugees in Syria endure. Yarmouk was once the bustling, prosperous heart of the Palestinian community in Syria; home to some 160,000 Palestine refugees and about a million Syrians. Today, about 18,000 are trapped in Yarmouk with...
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01 February 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, visited Lebanon from 28 until 30 January, where he met with the Lebanese Prime Minister, Tamam Salam, Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri, a number of senior Lebanese officials and diplomatic representatives, including the Ambassador of Palestine to Lebanon.
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