Syria

The packing team with Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria, Michael Kingsley-Nyinah. © UNRWA
27 January 2015
The Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria, Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, has honoured a team of packers for their initiative and commitment in salvaging essential food supplies for Palestine refugees during the recent winter storms. Braving a blizzard with freezing temperatures, heavy snowfalls, and slippery conditions, the...
Features
© The 2014 UNRWA/EU Photography Competition. First prize winner photo by Niraz Saied, Yarmuok camp, Syria.
22 January 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
UNRWA response and services to Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon

Lebanon PRS update

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Cash assistance is a flexible and effective method of humanitarian aid. UNRWA Field Office, October 2014. © UNRWA Photo byTaghrid Mohammad 2014
20 January 2015
UNRWA gratefully acknowledges the timely and consistent support of the government and people of Germany for Palestine refugees in Syria. The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs contributed €2 million ($2.49 million) to the UNRWA cash assistance programme in July 2014, and an additional €2 million ($2.49 million) in...
Press Releases
Ahmad, 71 at the UNRWA al-Kabri school collective shelter in Jaramana camp, Syria. (c) UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
16 January 2015
“Life in refugee camps in winter reflects the catastrophe of lives of refugees the world over,” said Abu Ahmed. “Crowded shelters with no ventilation, unemployment, insecurity.” Abu Ahmed is a 52-year-old father from Tulkarm camp in the northern West Bank. The camp community was left reeling last week after a house...
Features
03 December 2014
The Andalusian International Cooperation Agency (AACID) has signed a EUR 800,000 (US$ 1 million) agreement with UNRWA for the fifth consecutive year to support the Agency’s maternal and child healthcare programme in Gaza and the West Bank, and for Palestine refugees who have displaced from Syria. The 12-month project...
Press Releases
08 January 2015
UNRWA protects and assists Palestine refugees in its fields of operation – the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria – including during armed conflict and occupation. We do so in accordance with well-established humanitarian principles, including impartiality and neutrality, as well as international law.
Official Statements
 Palestine refugee Fatima Al-Toubeh receives a food parcel funded by the UAE, at the UNRWA distribution centre in Damascus. © UNRWA
08 January 2015
Last month, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) started distributing food parcels to over 93,000 Palestine refugees in the Damascus area of Syria. This much-needed aid was made possible by the generous support and funding of the United Arab Emirates, which donated $15 million to provide food assistance...
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