Syria

Husseiniyeh, August 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
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Palestine refugees have been among the worst affected by the bloodshed and destruction wrought by the conflict in Syria. The majority of the estimated 450,000 Palestine refugees remaining in Syria are displaced and 95 percent rely on UNRWA for assistance.

The Agency’s pre-existing...

© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammed
22 December 2015
In order to help Palestine refugee graduates find jobs, improve their networking skills and meet potential employers, UNRWA held a three-day job fair from 21-23 November 2015 at the Omayad Hotel in Damascus. The fair was made possible by the European Union through the long-standing Engaging Youth (EY) project, in...
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One of the projects made by UNRWA students in Damascus for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign says: ‘Protection for all: No to begging, no to discrimination, no to school dropouts, no to sexual abuse, no to homelessness, no to child labour, and no to domestic violence’. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 December 2015
With drawings, paintings and wall magazines promoting the theme of this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All’, UNRWA students in Damascus joined forces to say no to violence against women and children, yes to...
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Students from the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre explain their model of a sustainable city or ‘eco-city’ to Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria Michael Kingsley-Nyinah at this year’s SyriaTech exhibition. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
09 December 2015
UNRWA students never miss an opportunity to apply what they have learned during their vocational training classes. On 24 October, 11 Palestine refugee students from the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre displayed their inventions at the SyriaTech exhibition
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The new school year began on 13 September 2015 in Syria. UNRWA has opened 99 schools throughout the country to provide primary education to approximately 43,000 Palestine refugee children. Out of 99 schools, 44 are UNRWA facilities and 55 are hosted in schools provided by the Ministry of...

09 December 2015
The Kingdom of Belgium has made a generous contribution of EUR 1.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s efforts to respond to the emergency needs of Palestine refugees in Syria (PRS) through the provision of cash assistance to...
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