Syria Crisis

Zakat Foundation Supports Food for Yarmouk Families
10 June 2014
Washington, DC The Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) and American Friends of UNRWA (UNRWA USA) have partnered to provide immediate emergency food aid to Yarmouk, sharing a deep concern for the Palestine refugees in the war-ravaged camp in the southern suburbs of Damascus. In March, Zakat Foundation and UNRWA USA signed...
Press Releases
Promoting Quality Education for Palestine Refugee Children Against All Odds
30 May 2014
On 18 and 19 May, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Syria field education programme held its annual conference in Damascus to prepare for the forthcoming school year and to reflect on its achievements in promoting education for Palestine refugee children in spite of myriad challenges in Syria.
Press Releases
Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 75
25 May 2014
More than half a million Palestine refugees are affected directly by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response to the crisis aims to maintain access to UNRWA services and preserve refugees' resilience through targeted relief.
Emergency Reports
Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 74
04 May 2014
More than half a million Palestine refugees are affected directly by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response to the crisis aims to maintain access to UNRWA services and preserve refugees’ resilience through targeted relief.
Emergency Reports
UNRWA Staff Union Donates for Yarmouk
14 April 2014
Amman Members of the Area Staff Union (ASU) at the Amman Headquarters of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) have generously donated two days’ salary to help the Palestinian civilians trapped in Yarmouk. Their contribution of US$ 12,008 has been used to purchase food for the parcels being delivered into Yarmouk...
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What Was Lost
14 April 2014
With deep sadness and despair, Amal tells us that she is a teacher of the Arabic language; she’s not used to begging and asking for help. But given her current circumstances, she is ready to work in any field, even cleaning houses so that she and her daughter can live in dignity. That’s been a challenge ever since she...
Features
Kuwait Gives US$ 15m for UNRWA Relief Efforts in Syria
10 April 2014
New York Palestine refugees caught up in the Syrian conflict have been provided with a much welcomed US$ 15 million contribution from the State of Kuwait through the auspices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The generous donation from the Kuwaiti government will provide emergency relief for...
Features
UNRWA Teachers ‘Warm a Child’
07 April 2014
At the Dhahyet Qudsaya al-Oula school in Damascus, UNRWA teachers see all too clearly that their students need them, right now, to be more than just teachers.
Features
Support for Yarmouk from the National Beverage Company. Dayana Khatib/UNRWA Archives
07 April 2014
East Jerusalem The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) accepted a contribution of US$ 100,000 from the National Beverage Company Coca-Cola/Cappy (NBC) on 31 March, specifically allocated towards supporting UNRWA relief efforts in Yarmouk camp, in Syria. This...
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Iconic UNRWA images of a humanitarian distribution, Yarmouk Camp, Damascus, 2014, displayed on a   billboard in New York's Times Square, 20 March 2014.
07 April 2014
UNRWA has distributed 10,708 food parcels in Yarmouk since 18 January, facilitated by authorities on the ground. In this period, UNRWA distributed 3,000 food parcels in the only eight days it was granted access. Distributions were not able to be made on the other days due to ongoing hostilities and/or lack of access...
Emergency Reports