Fatima receives UNRWA food assistance at the Alliance Distribution Centre in Damascus. It helps her family of seven meet their minimum nutritional needs. © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
17 June 2015
Food assistance provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), made possible by generous funding from the United Arab Emirates, is a crucial source of sustenance for Fatima and her six children. The family is among the 480,000 Palestine refugees in Syria who rely on UNRWA to provide for their minimum...
Students from Haifa School in Beirut who took part in #myvoicemyschool, November 2014. © 2014 UNRWA Photo
12 June 2015
“When the explosion happened, I was scared,” says Hasan, a Palestine refugee from Syria now living in Beirut, to his peers in England over Skype. “I thought it was the end of the world. I couldn’t see anything in front of me.”
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...
21 October 2016
UNRWA condemns killing of four Palestine refugees as they attempted to leave the Khan Eshieh Palestine refugee camp. It calls on those responsible to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law and demands that the parties to the conflict do their utmost to protect civilian life in accordance with...
Official Statements
Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, September 2016

September marked the beginning of the new academic year. UNRWA schools opened for 44,597 students to attend regular classes, with services provided by 1,860 UNRWA teachers in 45 UNRWA schools and 56 schools managed by the Ministry of Education. Overall, the number of students enrolled in UNRWA...

Khan Dunoun Camp, Rif Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
18 October 2016
Norway announced an additional US$ 5.5 million contribution to the Agency’s Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal, bringing their total contribution to the Appeal in 2016 to an unprecedented US$ 10.3 million
Press Releases
06 October 2016
UNRWA calls on all parties to the conflict in Syria to comply with international law and stop conducting hostilities in civilian residential areas, including Palestine refugee camps
Official Statements
29 September 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the parties responsible for the shelling of one of its schools in Khan Eshieh in Syria
Official Statements