Syria

Marah, 6-years-old, displaced from Yarmouk in Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Nourhan Abdulhafeez
12 March 2015
“I like the blue swing and I love to feel the air hitting my face when I play on it,” says six-year-old Marah Samour, as she enjoys the newly-installed playground in the UNRWA Haifa Collective Shelter in Damascus, one of 13 new playgrounds UNRWA has installed in schools and collective shelters in Damascus, Homs, Hama...
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Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria Michael Kingsley-Nyinah (left) and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl during a visit to Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, 10 March 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
11 March 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria on 9-11 March to demonstrate solidarity with Palestine refugees and UNRWA staff, who have endured extreme suffering during four years of conflict, and to advocate for expanded humanitarian access. In meetings with Syrian Government officials, Mr. Krähenbühl...
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Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria Michael Kingsley-Nyinah (left) and Anis Nacrour, Acting Head of the EU Delegation to the Syrian Arab Republic. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Al-Ameen
11 March 2015
Representatives from the European Union (EU) and UNRWA met last week in Amman to discuss UNRWA support to Palestine refugees whose lives have been devastated by the brutal conflict in Syria. The event commemorated the partnership between the two organizations, which has helped UNRWA provide critical emergency relief...
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Photo Caption: UNRWA School, Husseinyeh, February 2015 Syria © 2014 UNRWA by Taghrid Mohammed
10 March 2015
‘Syria: Alienation and Violence, Impact of the Syria Crisis Report’ produced by the Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR) with the support of UNDP and UNRWA, reveals the extent of dramatic setbacks in human and economic development as Syria has been ravaged by war. The average life expectancy for Syrians in 2014...
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Jaramana Camp, Syria. © 2014 UNRWA photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 March 2015
The conflict in Syria has created profound challenges for Palestine refugee families, particularly those with young children. Many have experienced situations of extreme trauma, including the loss of family members and friends and direct exposure to armed violence. These traumatic experiences can provoke acute...
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© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
07 March 2015
Speaking with passion and composure, Noor* describes her experiences as a survivor of gender-based violence. "I feel empowered and I am rebuilding my life after experiencing violence at home. I do this through counselling and other support provided by the UNRWA Family Support Office in Alliance, Damascus. I know that...
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