Syria

The surface of this road was dug up to allow access to water in Yarmouk. © UNRWA Photo by Rami Al-Sayyed
02 February 2015
Yarmouk is an extreme illustration of the deep, protracted suffering that many Palestine refugees in Syria endure. Yarmouk was once the bustling, prosperous heart of the Palestinian community in Syria; home to some 160,000 Palestine refugees and about a million Syrians. Today, about 18,000 are trapped in Yarmouk with...
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01 February 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, visited Lebanon from 28 until 30 January, where he met with the Lebanese Prime Minister, Tamam Salam, Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri, a number of senior Lebanese officials and diplomatic representatives, including the Ambassador of Palestine to Lebanon.
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The packing team with Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria, Michael Kingsley-Nyinah. © UNRWA
27 January 2015
The Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria, Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, has honoured a team of packers for their initiative and commitment in salvaging essential food supplies for Palestine refugees during the recent winter storms. Braving a blizzard with freezing temperatures, heavy snowfalls, and slippery conditions, the...
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© The 2014 UNRWA/EU Photography Competition. First prize winner photo by Niraz Saied, Yarmuok camp, Syria.
22 January 2015
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.
Emergency Reports
UNRWA response and services to Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon

Lebanon PRS update

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Cash assistance is a flexible and effective method of humanitarian aid. UNRWA Field Office, October 2014. © UNRWA Photo byTaghrid Mohammad 2014
20 January 2015
UNRWA gratefully acknowledges the timely and consistent support of the government and people of Germany for Palestine refugees in Syria. The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs contributed €2 million ($2.49 million) to the UNRWA cash assistance programme in July 2014, and an additional €2 million ($2.49 million) in...
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Ahmad, 71 at the UNRWA al-Kabri school collective shelter in Jaramana camp, Syria. (c) UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
16 January 2015
“Life in refugee camps in winter reflects the catastrophe of lives of refugees the world over,” said Abu Ahmed. “Crowded shelters with no ventilation, unemployment, insecurity.” Abu Ahmed is a 52-year-old father from Tulkarm camp in the northern West Bank. The camp community was left reeling last week after a house...
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