Syria

Nour Adeen Mousa sells snacks for children in the al-Rama School canteen, located in the al-Rama shelter centre in Jaramana camp, Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shadia Abu Miri
03 December 2015
Nour Adeen Mousa, 47, was injured during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, leaving him with paralysis that made it difficult for him to walk, sit or move around; for Nour, even getting out of bed was difficult. In 1983, he underwent treatment and rehabilitation in Germany and was thereafter able to sit and move...
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Through its Education in Emergencies (EiE) programme, UNRWA has been actively working to ensure access to quality education for Palestine Refugees affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, both for children in Syria and for those who have fled to neighboring countries, particularly Lebanon and...

On 22 September 2015, 41 young Palestine refugees from UNRWA collective shelters put on and performed their own play, ‘Reach Your Dreams’. In partnership with UNICEF, UNRWA had run a theater workshop for young Palestine refugees living in collective shelters in Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
10 November 2015
Often feeling marginalized and insignificant and having lived through intense traumas Palestine refugee teens living in UNRWA shelters in Syria voiced their desire to be heard and to share their experiences with their parents and communities. In response to their call, UNRWA ran a theater workshop in partnership with...
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Homs, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
09 November 2015
The European Commission rapidly responded to the urgent needs of vulnerable Palestine refugees in Syria with an additional EUR 2.5 million (US$ 2.7 million) contribution in October 2015. This brings the European Commission's humanitarian aid to UNRWA in 2015 to EUR 5 million (US$ 5.6 million)
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In the third quarter, UNRWA was forced to temporarily suspend operations and services in Dera’a City following a significant escalation of violence as armed confrontations prevented staff and refugees from safely accessing the UNRWA area office and other facilities. Humanitarian access to...

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Yarmouk and Yalda: All UNRWA operations in Yarmouk remain suspended, with no missions possible during September. The last UNRWA mission inside Yarmouk took place on 28 March 2015. In September, UNRWA was permitted to conduct six missions to Yalda, where many Palestine refugees from Yarmouk have...

UNRWA students in Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
20 October 2015
The conflict in Syria has progressively encroached on Palestine refugee camps and communities since 2011, with mass displacement, closure of UNRWA schools, and horrific levels of armed violence affecting both students and teachers
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09 October 2015
The United States contributed an additional US$ 21.1 million to support UNRWA efforts to respond to the humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) in the region. The United States is the largest bilateral UNRWA donor, with this latest contribution bringing the total US contribution towards the 2015...
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