Syria

A Voice from the Field: From Yarmouk to Beddawi
16 May 2014
15 May is the International Day of Families. This year, UNRWA is highlighting the plight of displaced and separated Palestine refugee families from Syria. Approximately 48,500 Palestine refugee families have been displaced within Syria and another 19,000 families to neighbouring countries. Many families have also been...
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“Reaching and Assisting Palestine Refugees is a Vital Imperative”: UNRWA Commissioner-General on First Visit to Syria
15 May 2014
UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has said that Palestine refugees in Syria face extreme hardship as a result of the ongoing armed conflict. He pointed out that, in recent years, “Many refugees had, often overnight, lost everything from their homes, their livelihoods, their...
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Balloons Over Baqa’a
29 April 2014
Jordan Balloons are a symbol of joy for children, whose dreams grow and expand and rise to the sky just as balloons do. At the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school in Baqa’a camp, Jordan, the Agency teamed up with Oxfam to help nurture the dreams of 30 of the school’s students and 30 young Palestine refugees from...
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UNRWA Strongly Condemns Killing of Refugee Children in Syria
26 April 2014
UNRWA strongly condemns the parties responsible for the recent conflict-related deaths of three Palestine refugee children in Syria. These killings tragically illustrate the callous disregard of the laws of war which is resulting in the deaths of so many Syrian and Palestinian children.
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An Anniversary for Engaging Youth
25 April 2014
Syria At the Damascus Training Centre of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), on the hillside south-west of the city, 12 young Palestine refugees sat together one evening to share their concerns, their dreams and their hopes for the future. It was an appropriate anniversary, as the centre’s international computer...
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Mohammad Khalaf/UNRWA Archives
24 April 2014
On 1 April, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) began over two weeks’ of events to honour World Health Day, marked by the international community every 7 April since 1950. In Syria, more than 600 Palestine refugees displaced by the ongoing conflict attended 27 health-education sessions in schools, health centres...
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UNRWA Staff Union Donates for Yarmouk
14 April 2014
Amman Members of the Area Staff Union (ASU) at the Amman Headquarters of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) have generously donated two days’ salary to help the Palestinian civilians trapped in Yarmouk. Their contribution of US$ 12,008 has been used to purchase food for the parcels being delivered into Yarmouk...
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