Syria

Signing agreement ceremony in Riyadh by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl and HE Dr. Abdullah al-Rabeeah, Adviser at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of KSRelief.© Courtesy of the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief)
07 December 2016
The King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief has contributed US$ 1 million to UNRWA to help provide urgently needed food assistance to Palestine refugees in Syria
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Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, October 2016
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October 2016 was marked by a severe deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Khan Eshieh camp, south of Damascus. Increasing levels of armed conict, including shelling on the camp and its vicinity, continue to put the lives of approximately 8,000 Palestine refugees and 4,000 Syrians who...

Courtesy of the Netherlands Embassy to Jordan
29 November 2016
The Netherlands Embassy in Jordan announced on Monday, 28 November, a contribution of EUR 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of education services provided by the Agency to Palestine refugee children from Syria. This announcement comes as...
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Mohammad, an UNRWA volunteer, engages young Palestine refugees at the Haifa School Collective Centre in Damascus to prevent gender-based violence, as part of the US-funded ‘Safe from the Start’ initiative. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
25 November 2016
Since the outbreak of the crisis, mass internal displacement and the highly volatile nature of the conflict have created conditions in which women and children are increasingly at risk of gender-based violence
Features
Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, July - September 2016
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The third quarter of 2016 continued to be marked by increased violence in dierent parts of Syria, resulting in further loss of civilian lives. The opposition-controlled areas of eastern Aleppo city have been cut from humanitarian assistance since 7 July. UNRWA estimates that close to 2,708...

Qabr Essit camp, Rif Damascus, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
17 November 2016
On 17 October 2016, UNRWA inaugurated the newly reconstructed Dallata/Beit Jibreen School for 2,100 students in Qabr Essit camp, 15 km southeast of Damascus. The school building, which was completely destroyed in the conflict in 2013, was rebuilt and upgraded this year with the generous support of the people of Japan
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14 November 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the killing of one of its staff members, Mr. Husein Ali Muhsen, 52, and calls on all those involved in the hostilities to abide by their obligations under international law with regard to the conduct of hostilities and the protection of civilians
Official Statements
Damascus, Syria, 10 November 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
09 November 2016
Palestine refugee students in five schools in Syria, Gaza and Lebanon will be paired to explore and advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 ‘Quality education’ with their peers in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America through the ‘My Voice-My School’ project
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The Kuwaiti Ambassador Mansour Ayyad SH A Alotaibi (right) hands a cheque in the amount of US$5 million to the Director of the UNRWA Representative Office in New York, Richard Wright (left) in respect of pledges made by Kuwait at the Fourth International Pledging Conference for Syria held in London on 4 February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
28 October 2016
UNRWA is very pleased to announce a contribution of US$ 5 million received from the State of Kuwait in support of the Agency’s Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal
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