Syria

Alliance distribution centre, Damascus, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 May 2016
The donation of US$ 250,000 from Islamic Relief USA allowed UNRWA to purchase 8,435 blankets and 8,436 mattresses, contributing actively to the non-food items (NFIs) response in Syria
Features
© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
04 May 2016
UNRWA contributed to a consultation meeting, held in Beirut from 20 to 21 April 2016, on the Self-Learning Programme for children affected by the Syria crisis
Press Releases
Husseiniyeh, Damascus © 2016 UNRWA Photo
03 May 2016
UNRWA successfully issued the first batch of 17 microfinance loans to Palestine refugees in Husseiniyeh, Syria, on 7 April 2016
Features
UNRWA staff and school community come together with pupils for Healthy Lifestyle campaign. Nahla Zeidan School, Damascus © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
28 April 2016
‘Beat Diabetes’, a global initiative launched this past month, resonates with the commitment of UNRWA to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCD) and monitor health in Syria. With 13 per cent of Palestine refugee patients over 40 years old suffering from diabetes in the country, the fight against this chronic disease...
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UNRWA food distribution in Yalda, 15 March 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
26 April 2016
The most recent bombing near Qabr Essit camp (Sayyida Zeinab) leaves UNRWA very concerned about the volatility of the situation on the ground
Official Statements
Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, March 2016
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International Women’s Day: UNRWA celebrated the resilience of Palestine refugee women in Syria through staged performances at the Damascus Opera House on 23 March. The evening presented three acts including a dance performance expressing the equality of roles women and men have...

Ali Samer Hussein from Jaramana camp, Syria. ©2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
25 April 2016
Ali – a 13-year-old Palestine refugee living in Syria with a hearing impairment – succeeded in having his hearing stabilized thanks to the early diagnosis and the hearing aids he received from UNRWA
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UNRWA food distribution in Yalda, 14 March 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
14 April 2016
UNRWA is extremely concerned by the humanitarian consequences of intense armed conflict between extremist armed groups inside Yarmouk since 6 April
Official Statements