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...
Features
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.”
Features
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...
Features
UNRWA Damascus Training Centre collective shelter, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
29 August 2016
As the war continues for the sixth year in Syria, front-line humanitarian workers risk their own lives to save others and alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable
Features
Al-Neirabein School, Mazzeh, Damascus, Syria, July 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
24 August 2016
On a hot July morning, Mohammad-Raddi Henawi stands at the whiteboard at the front of the classroom of Al-Neirabeen School, working on a math equation. He is one of the thousands of displaced Palestine refugee children attending the UNRWA summer learning programme that prepares students to resume their schooling in...
Features
Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, July 2016
Year: 
2016
Download: 

Situation in Aleppo: The opposition-controlled areas of eastern Aleppo city, with an estimated civilian population of 250,000 to 300,000 people, have been cut off from humanitarian assistance since 7 July. In the last months, civilian infrastructure has been severely a¬ected by ongoing  ghting,...

Vocational Training, Homs. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
Year: 
2016
Download: 

For over five years, Syria’s youth have endured loss and hardship caused by the protracted civil war. The conflict is coupled with economic disintegration and social fragmentation, leaving youths feeling overwhelmed and insecure about their future.

To mitigate the impact of the crisis,...

© 2016 UNRWA Photo
12 August 2016
On 8 and 9 August, the UNRWA Syria Field Education Programme held its annual conference in Damascus to reflect on its achievements in promoting quality education to Palestine refugee children in Syria despite the significant challenges being faced
Press Releases
Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, April - June 2016
Year: 
2016
Download: 

Humanitarian context: The second quarter of 2016 continued to be marked by a sharp escalation of armed violence across the country. The situation in Aleppo deteriorated, claiming the lives of many civilians including Palestine refugees. In Khan Eshieh camp in southern rural Damascus, direct...

09 August 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria from 6 to 8 August, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and government officials
Press Releases