Syria

Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 79
03 October 2014
More than half a million Palestine refugees are directly affected by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response aims to preserve refugees' resilience through the continuation of UNRWA services and humanitarian assistance. This biweekly update covers UNRWA efforts from 1 to 18 September.
Emergency Reports
300,000 UNRWA children start school in conflict-ravaged Gaza and Syria
14 September 2014
Nearly 300,000 children went back to UNRWA schools at the start of the school year in Gaza and Syria today. “In Gaza, conflict has profoundly affected the traditional learning environment and delayed the academic year for almost three weeks,” said UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. "But after the traumatic...
Press Releases
Noorhan Abdulhafeez/UNRWA Archives
11 September 2014
At the heart of a school in Qabr Essit camp, Damascus, children and young adults who have suffered terrible experiences in the Syria conflict share with their peers how it is possible to maintain hope for a better future. “My favourite subject is maths and my dream is to be a maths teacher,” said 10-year-old Raghad,...
Features
UNRWA Archives
29 August 2014
UNRWA and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a memorandum of understanding to support cash for food assistance for Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon.
Press Releases
Taghrid Mohammad/UNRWA Archives
26 August 2014
Few groups are as vulnerable, as full of potential or as in need of support as the Palestine refugee children of Syria. Of the 460,000 Palestine refugees currently in Syria, more than a third (about 184,000) are children. Education has provided hope for successive generations of Palestine refugees, which makes it all...
Features
UNRWA condemns the killing of thirteenth staff member in SyriaUNRWA condemns the killing of thirteenth staff member in Syria
26 August 2014
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) strongly condemns the parties responsible for the killing of its thirteenth staff member in Syria on Thursday, 21 August. Mohammad Mizel, a teacher at Tiberias School, Dera’a, died when a vehicle he was travelling in was struck by gunfire as he...
Official Statements
UNRWA Archives
22 August 2014
“We first heard rumours about typhoid from our partners in the Palestine Red Crescent Society, during our missions to distribute food in Yarmouk”, a senior UNRWA health staff member in Syria explains. In areas with adequate public sanitation typhoid, a common but often fatal bacterial disease can easily be prevented,...
Features
Vocational Training: A Lifeline for Palestinian Youth in Syria
19 August 2014
Despite battling displacement and disability, Yehya is one of the most gifted students at the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre. Yehya, whose family fled the heightened tensions of Yarmouk in December 2012, knows there is a lot riding on his shoulders.
Features
On World Humanitarian Day, UNRWA Honours its Courageous Staff Members in Syria
19 August 2014
Over 3,500 UNRWA staff currently work in Syria, serving Palestine refugees in a situation of intense and ongoing armed conflict. On World Humanitarian Day, UNRWA wishes to recognise the heroism of these colleagues and to honour those twelve that have lost their lives as a result of the conflict. UNRWA’s Yarmouk team...
Features