UNRWA doctor examines a child in Yalda, Damascus; August 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
20 August 2015
UNRWA conducted its second humanitarian mission to Yalda today to provide life-saving healthcare consultations to civilians, as well as WASH supplies. In late July 2015, UNRWA received credible reports of an outbreak of typhoid in Yarmouk, putting the lives and wellbeing of thousands of civilians at greater risk, as...
Emergency Reports
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19 August 2015
On Tuesday, UNRWA conducted its first humanitarian mission to Yalda, since access to the area was suspended on June 8th 2015. Amidst reports of a typhoid outbreak in the Yarmouk region, with at least tens of cases credibly reported in Yarmouk, Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahem, UNRWA was authorized to provide limited...
Emergency Reports
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17 August 2015
On 11 and 12 August, the UNRWA education programme in Syria held its annual conference in Damascus to reflect on its achievements in promoting quality education for Palestine refugee children in Syria despite significant challenges. The conference brought together 150 teachers, school principals and education support...
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Safa’a Khalifeh and her son travelled seven hours by bus to receive cash assistance at the UNRWA Damascus distribution centre. ©2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
13 August 2015
As Palestine refugees in Syria endure their fifth year of conflict, UNRWA cash assistance continues to provide a vital lifeline to over 100,000 families. For Safa’a Khalifeh, it also ensured that she and her family were able to maintain important family traditions and celebrate the festival of Eid al-Fitr this year.
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30 July 2015
The European Union (EU) has donated EUR 2 million (US$ 2.2 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support the Agency’s emergency response for Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) living in Jordan. The donation will help the Agency to preserve the resilience and mitigate the vulnerability of...
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Palestine refugees in Yarmouk, Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohamed
23 July 2015
The United States Government is providing a new US$ 13 million contribution to the UNRWA Syria crisis response. The United States is the largest single-country UNRWA donor, and with this contribution, the U.S. total contribution to date towards the Agency’s 2015 Syria Emergency Appeal will be US$ 76.4 million. “The...
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