Ray of Hope performance on International Women’s Day at the Damascus Opera House. 23 March 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
11 April 2016
UNRWA in Syria organized a performance, Ray of Hope, staged at the Damascus Opera House, to celebrate International Women’s Day
© 2015 UNRWA

Syria: UNRWA Operations and Achievements in 2015


In 2015, UNRWA operations continued to be impacted by unpredictable and devastating armed violence and increasingly complex and deepening humanitarian needs. In response, the Agency continued to prioritize the provision of basic services and humanitarian assistance to support the 450,000...

Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, February 2016

Access to distribute humanitarian assistance for residents of Yarmouk, Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham was made possible for the 1rst time since June from a distribution point in Yalda. From 13 to 29 February, UNRWA distributed 5,700 food parcels; 19,160 blankets; and 2,400 hygiene kits containing...

Qabr Essit camp, south of Damascus, Syria, December 2014. © 2014 UNRWA photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2016
After five years of a brutal and senseless conflict over a quarter of a million Syrians have been killed and over half the population forced from their homes out of fear and want.
Official Statements
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
29 February 2016
In the largest ever one-time contribution to UNRWA, Japan has contributed US$ 38.21 million to UNRWA to support Palestine refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Syria
Press Releases
Civilians receiving food assistance, Yalda, 14 February. © 2016 UNRWA
19 February 2016
The United States is contributing US$ 47.7 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal
Press Releases