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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Yalda Distribution Point, Yalda, Southern Damascus, Syria, February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
26 July 2016
The United States is contributing US$ 25 million to UNRWA in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal. The funds will support emergency operations in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan
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National school exams commenced on 3 May for grades 1 through 12. In June, permission was granted for 47 grade 12 students from Khan Eshieh camp, 47 from Lebanon, and 45 from Yarmouk to travel to Damascus to sit for their examinations. The students were hosted in several facilities in central...

18 July 2016
In the early evening of 17 July, Yaser Mahmoud Shuaeeb, a driver for UNRWA in Aleppo, was struck by shrapnel fragments in his back as he was getting off a bus on Nile Street on his way home
Press Releases
16 July 2016
Old accusations against UNRWA’s school in Rameh, Syria have been recirculated following the attack in Nice yesterday. These centre on a Facebook posting of a vehicle ramming a group of people. The posting concerned is from an “imposter page” that was not authorized by UNRWA and was removed by Facebook nearly a year ago
Official Statements
05 July 2016
UNICEF and UNRWA condemn attack reportedly killing civilians and destroying homes as well as a child friendly space in Khan Eshieh camp and call on those responsible to cease actions that endanger civilian life and civilian infrastructure in Syria
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