Syria

Protection social worker Haifa councils a Palestine refugee from Syria in Amman, October 2014.
02 December 2014
Hafsa, a seven-year-old who lost her leg during the Syrian conflict can now expect a brighter future. Last month, she was flown to USA, where she is receiving rehabilitation. This was made possible by UNRWA protection social workers and a partner organization. Only a few weeks ago, Amal was helpless and alone with...
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EU, UNICEF and UNRWA: Back-to-school kits for Palestine refugee students from Syria and Palestine refugee students in Lebanon
01 December 2014
UNRWA has held a ceremony at the Nimreen Preparatory School for Girls in Tyre to mark the beginning of the 2014/2015 school year. At the ceremony, Nimreen students received ‘back-to-school’ kits that include useful stationary items generously funded by UNICEF and the EU. This scholastic year, 38,619 Palestine refugee...
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First-place winner photo by Niraz Saied, Yarmuok camp, Syria.
26 November 2014
A timeless photograph capturing the anguish of children affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria has won first prize in the European Union-supported 2014 UNRWA youth photography competition.
Press Releases
Statement by Pierre Krähenbühl Commissioner-General of UNRWA on the occasion of the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
25 November 2014
As we mark International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, pressures on Palestinians and Palestine refugees are immense and the threats to their lives, livelihoods and future are of such magnitude that hope is desperately needed somewhere on the horizon. Hope in this most unstable region can only be...
Official Statements
UNRWA Archives
24 November 2014
The Director of Operations of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO), Jean-Louis De Brouwer, visited the UNRWA humanitarian programmes in Syria on Thursday 20 November.
Press Releases
A family in their living space in Doumar shelter, Damascus. Thirteen UNRWA schools have been converted into UNRWA shelters.
19 November 2014
Managing UNRWA collective shelters requires a skilled workforce. The Agency’s collective shelters, formerly UNRWA schools, host 8,000 of the most vulnerable Palestine refugees displaced by the war in Syria
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ICRC’s Fabrizzio Carboni and Leni Uusikyla from UNRWA sign an agreement to ensure ICRC winter assistance reaches Palestine refugees living in the coldest areas of Lebanon. © UNRWA 2014.
19 November 2014
Palestinian refugees arriving in Lebanon from Syria are facing harsh winter conditions in the northern Bekaa Valley, where whole families have little or no means of survival.
Press Releases
Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 81
18 November 2014
16-31 October 2014 | Issue 81 Highlights On 28 October, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl addressed a conference in Berlin on the Syrian refugee situation, hosted by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In his address, Mr. Krähenbühl emphasized the unique vulnerability of Palestine refugees in Syria and...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA Advisory Commission, 17 November 2014
17 November 2014
At the biannual Advisory Commission meeting, UNRWA Commissioner-General describes the situation of Palestine refugee communities as unsustainable.
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl, left, with Junya Matsuura, Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority.
14 November 2014
Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative to the Palestinian Authority Junya Matsuura and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl today signed an agreement whereby Japan will contribute an additional JPY 630 million (approx. US$ 5.8 million) for food aid to Palestine refugees. This generous...
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