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Two teenage girls from Yarmouk get ready to prepare to sit for national exams, Palestine Institute School, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
04 June 2015
Alaa still remembers the day she was forced to flee Syria. “When I visualize the old days of violence in Kafr Battna, Damascus, I cannot believe I am still alive,” she says. “The walls of our house were tumbling down as we fled. It is like a nightmare.” Like many other young Palestine refugees who ran from Syria to...
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Mohammad accesses the cash assistance from UNRWA through the e-card programme, introduced in Jordan in April 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Christien van den Brink
27 December 2016
Mohammad Adnan Alwesh and his family – consisting of his wife Samah and their three kids, Tareq, Rayan and Adnan – fled from Yarmouk camp in Damascus in 2014. Their life in Amman has been far from easy since. Mohammad’s family are among the more than 3,500 Palestine refugee families from Syria who rely on UNRWA cash...
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Shelter of the Maashouk Hassan family in Tyre, southern Lebanon, 21 May 2014. © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Kate Brooks
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The “Profiling vulnerability of Palestine refugees from Syria living in Lebanon” report is a multi-sectorial analysis of the vulnerability experienced by the Palestine Refugees from Syria [PRS] according to the following sectors: economic; education; food-security; health; protection; non

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  • Through the generous support of the donor community the Agency was able to avoid this and is taking measures to ensure that this situation is prevented in the future.
  • In July 2015, UNRWA was forced to suspend the cash for housing assistance to Palestinian Refugees from Syria (PRS
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  • There are approximately 42,500 PRS recorded with UNRWA in Lebanon (11,500 families).
  • Due to a shortfall in funding, UNRWA is forced to suspend the cash for housing assistance to Palestinian Refugees from Syria (PRS) as of July 2015.
  • This is particularly concerning as PRS
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Nov. 27, 2013, Beqaa Valley. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Shafiq Fahed
22 May 2015
UNRWA has been forced to suspend monthly cash assistance for housing to Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) living in Lebanon. Starting July 2015, more than 43,000 Palestine refugees from Syria in Lebanon who receive monthly cash assistance of US$ 100 per family towards housing and US$ 27 per person towards food will...
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  • Approximately 45,000 Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) are recorded with UNRWA in Lebanon (12,700 families). 
  • Due to a shortfall in funding, UNRWA will be forced to significantly reduce cash assistance in the coming months. 
  • PRS in Lebanon are becoming increasingly
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Health awareness raising workshop marking Global Hand Washing Day, October 2014. © 2014 UNRWA Photo
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01 January - 28 February 2015 | Issue  42

  • UNRWA is facing severe shortfalls in funding for cash assistance in all fields of operation. Without further donations, the Agency will be forced to make reductions to its cash assistance programme in the coming months. 
  • Results of
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Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, December 2014
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Throughout December 2014, Yarmouk and its surrounding areas have seen a serious escalation in armed conflict, with frequent exchanges of fire and use of heavy weapons including by groups inside Yarmouk. The risks faced by UNRWA distribution staff and refugees attempting to collect assistance...