Syria Crisis

Survey of Businesses in Syria: Overwhelming Destruction and Displacement
02 April 2014
An UNRWA survey of its microfinance programme in Syria has found the impact of the conflict to be “overwhelming and traumatic”, with the vast majority of its clients displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance. The survey was conducted in what the report calls “an economic catastrophe”, from which it says the...
Press Releases
Engaging Youth to Engage the Youngest
02 April 2014
Watching Reitag, 4, and Hadi, 5, concentrate on making paper snowmen seems an almost charmed scene. But for these kids and the 23 other young Palestine refugees in their group, their short lives have been anything but charmed. Instead, they’ve been marked by the unimaginable horrors and the sudden displacements of the...
Features
Surviving a Conflict Entering Fourth Year, How Much Longer to Go?
27 March 2014
“Lord have mercy. People have died. What is this world we live in?” says an old man, sobbing. “Does no one care? Where has people’s humanity gone?” Amid striped sunlight and pools of standing water, standing on Rama Street in Yarmouk camp, I look up in dismay at the burned façade of a building, its third floor gutted...
Features
27 March 2014
The Castilla y León Regional Government has donated EUR 50,000 (US$ 69,165) to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Syria Regional Crisis Response Plan. This contribution will help UNRWA acquire and distribute baby kits for Palestine refugees displaced in Syria.
Press Releases
Shelter from the Storm
24 March 2014
Palestine refugee women’s lives have always been very difficult. We lead lives of continuous struggle, very different from the normal life enjoyed by others,”
Features
Mohammad Cheppih, Head of External Relations, Help Syria Through the Winter (HSTTW) and Sven Berthelsen, D/DUO UNRWA Jordan, shake hands following MOU signature. Amman, 3 March 2014.
03 March 2014
Amman In Amman, Sven Berthelsen, Deputy Director of Operations for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Jordan, accepted a generous contribution of US$ 50,000 from Help Syria Through the Winter Foundation (HSTTW), a humanitarian relief foundation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Dedicated to responding to the...
Press Releases
UNRWA humanitarian distribution, Yarmouk Camp, Damascus. 2014
09 March 2014
UNRWA has distributed 7,708 food parcels to Palestine refugees (PR) in Yarmouk since 18 January, facilitated by authorities on the ground. In this period 1,180 food parcels were distributed but access has been suspended since 28 February due to hostilities and on-going negotiations between the parties inside Yarmouk.
Emergency Reports