Safa’a Khalifeh and her son travelled seven hours by bus to receive cash assistance at the UNRWA Damascus distribution centre. ©2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
13 August 2015
As Palestine refugees in Syria endure their fifth year of conflict, UNRWA cash assistance continues to provide a vital lifeline to over 100,000 families. For Safa’a Khalifeh, it also ensured that she and her family were able to maintain important family traditions and celebrate the festival of Eid al-Fitr this year.
2015 UNRWA Photo
30 July 2015
The European Union (EU) has donated EUR 2 million (US$ 2.2 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support the Agency’s emergency response for Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) living in Jordan. The donation will help the Agency to preserve the resilience and mitigate the vulnerability of...
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2015 UNRWA photo
26 July 2015
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, is holding an extraordinary session of its Advisory Commission today, to discuss the Agency’s most severe financial crisis ever. The Commission will review the growing risk that UNRWA may have to delay the start of the academic year in some 700 schools for half a...
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Palestine refugees in Yarmouk, Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohamed
23 July 2015
The United States Government is providing a new US$ 13 million contribution to the UNRWA Syria crisis response. The United States is the largest single-country UNRWA donor, and with this contribution, the U.S. total contribution to date towards the Agency’s 2015 Syria Emergency Appeal will be US$ 76.4 million. “The...
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Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, June 2015

In June, UNRWA was only able to conduct two cross-line missions to the Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham areas, where thousands of civilians have fled from Yarmouk. Only 2,400 packs of bread, 1,200 food parcels and 20,000 litres of potable water were delivered throughout June, which is woefully...

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.