Syria

UNRWA Archives
13 October 2014
Despite shared sorrow and loss, displaced Palestine refugees in Damascus were able to celebrate the recent Eid al-Adha feast thanks to a donation from Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada. Eid al-Adha is the second most significant holiday in the Muslim calendar. The festival commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim'...
Features
UNRWA Archives
03 October 2014
Over the decades, the UNRWA health programme has dramatically rolled back the burden of communicable and vaccine-preventable disease among Palestine refugees in Syria. The health of Palestine refugees increasingly mirrors global trends, where non-communicable diseases such as cancer, hypertension and diabetes are a...
Features
File photograph/Middle East Eye
03 October 2014
UNRWA is deeply concerned by a severe shortage of clean water in Yarmouk. Since the first week of September, the mains water supply has been disrupted, apparently as a result of damage to pipes in a contested area inside Yarmouk. Drought conditions have forced Yarmouk’s 18,000 civilian residents to rely on untreated...
Official Statements
03 October 2014
UNRWA is outraged by the twin bomb attacks on Al Makhzoumi School in Homs on 1 October. The United Nations Secretary-General has also condemned the attack. Initial reports indicate that at least 39 people were killed in the incident, of whom 30 were children. Three Palestine refugee children lost their lives and a...
Official Statements
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