Syria

14 November 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the killing of one of its staff members, Mr. Husein Ali Muhsen, 52, and calls on all those involved in the hostilities to abide by their obligations under international law with regard to the conduct of hostilities and the protection of civilians
Official Statements
Damascus, Syria, 10 November 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
09 November 2016
Palestine refugee students in five schools in Syria, Gaza and Lebanon will be paired to explore and advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 ‘Quality education’ with their peers in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America through the ‘My Voice-My School’ project
Press Releases
The Kuwaiti Ambassador Mansour Ayyad SH A Alotaibi (right) hands a cheque in the amount of US$5 million to the Director of the UNRWA Representative Office in New York, Richard Wright (left) in respect of pledges made by Kuwait at the Fourth International Pledging Conference for Syria held in London on 4 February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
28 October 2016
UNRWA is very pleased to announce a contribution of US$ 5 million received from the State of Kuwait in support of the Agency’s Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal
Press Releases
21 October 2016
UNRWA condemns killing of four Palestine refugees as they attempted to leave the Khan Eshieh Palestine refugee camp. It calls on those responsible to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law and demands that the parties to the conflict do their utmost to protect civilian life in accordance with...
Official Statements
Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, September 2016
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September marked the beginning of the new academic year. UNRWA schools opened for 44,597 students to attend regular classes, with services provided by 1,860 UNRWA teachers in 45 UNRWA schools and 56 schools managed by the Ministry of Education. Overall, the number of students enrolled in UNRWA...

Khan Dunoun Camp, Rif Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
18 October 2016
Norway announced an additional US$ 5.5 million contribution to the Agency’s Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal, bringing their total contribution to the Appeal in 2016 to an unprecedented US$ 10.3 million
Press Releases
06 October 2016
UNRWA calls on all parties to the conflict in Syria to comply with international law and stop conducting hostilities in civilian residential areas, including Palestine refugee camps
Official Statements