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Seventeen-year-old Nada Shawaheen placed first in the literary section of this year’s national twelfth grade exams in Syria. Her family was forced to flee their home in Yarmouk when armed violence broke out inside the camp in December 2012. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
13 July 2015
"For Palestine refugees, education is a lifeline,” says 17-year-old Nada Shawaheen, a bright and confident Palestine refugee student from Yarmouk, Damascus.
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Beneficiaries receive UNRWA food parcels, made possible with generous support from the UAE. Sahnaya, Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 July 2015
Generous support from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making a meaningful difference to Palestine refugees in Syria as they celebrate the holy month of Ramadan this year. In 2014, the UAE donated US$ 15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) food assistance programme in Syria. While this...
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Sixteen-year-old Maher is one of 129 Palestine refugee students who left the besieged neighbourhood of Yarmouk to sit their ninth-grade exams in Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
09 July 2015
In the weeks leading up to Syria’s ninth-grade national exams, 16-year-old Maher suffered from nightmares. Unusually for a student, he was less concerned about the exams and more worried about reaching the examination centre. “Every night I had a nightmare,” he recalled. “We were at the checkpoint to get out of...
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30 June 2015
The Aragon Government has contributed EUR 50,000 to UNRWA to support the project, ‘Supporting Child Survival through Non-Food Items’ as part of its response to the 2015 Emergency Appeal for the Syria Regional Crisis
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Qamar returns to school after attending catch-up classes at the 2014 UNRWA Summer Learning Programme. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
26 June 2015
“I was living in Yarmouk Camp and I had to flee my house,” says 11-year-old Qamar. “I was in the third grade when I left.” Like many Palestine refugee children from Syria, Qamar’s education was abruptly interrupted by the conflict.
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UNRWA continues to provide a wide range of humanitarian assistance to refugees who fled from Yarmouk to the adjacent areas of Babila, Beit Saham and Yalda. In May, UNRWA conducted 12 cross-line missions and distributed 21,300 packs of bread, 5,911 food parcels and 50,000 litres of potable water...

Ghufran Azeemeh in her shop in Jaramana. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
24 June 2015
Growing up as a young woman in Syria was tough even before the current crisis. Six years ago, at the age of 16, Ghufran Azeemeh dreamed of starting her own business.
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18 June 2015
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) strongly condemns the parties responsible for fatal explosions on 16 June in Khan Eshieh Palestine refugee camp situated in the south-west of rural Damascus.
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