Syria

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...
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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.”
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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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Twelve-year-old Rana and her mother in Qabr Essit camp, Syria. October 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
07 December 2016
“It was late afternoon when my 12-year - old daughter Rana and her cousin went to the Sayyida Zeinab’s vegetable market at the entrance of Qabr Essit camp where we live,” explains Mahdiyeh Abdulhamid Abdallah, a mother of six. Sitting on the floor of her living room, with two of her children, Mahdiyeh says, “I had...
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Signing agreement ceremony in Riyadh by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl and HE Dr. Abdullah al-Rabeeah, Adviser at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of KSRelief.© Courtesy of the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief)
07 December 2016
The King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief) has contributed US$ 1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to help provide urgently needed food assistance to Palestine refugees in Syria. The contribution was detailed in the first...
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Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, October 2016
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October 2016 was marked by a severe deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Khan Eshieh camp, south of Damascus. Increasing levels of armed conict, including shelling on the camp and its vicinity, continue to put the lives of approximately 8,000 Palestine refugees and 4,000 Syrians who...

Courtesy of the Netherlands Embassy to Jordan
29 November 2016
The Netherlands Embassy in Jordan announced on Monday, 28 November, a contribution of EUR 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of education services provided by the Agency to Palestine refugee children from Syria. This announcement comes as...
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Mohammad, an UNRWA volunteer, engages young Palestine refugees at the Haifa School Collective Centre in Damascus to prevent gender-based violence, as part of the US-funded ‘Safe from the Start’ initiative. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
25 November 2016
Since the outbreak of the crisis, mass internal displacement and the highly volatile nature of the conflict have created conditions in which women and children are increasingly at risk of gender-based violence
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