Syria

11 April 2015
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl is undertaking an urgent mission to Syria today, 11 April 2015, in coordination with the Office of the UN Secretary-General. The visit is prompted by UNRWA’s deepening concerns for the safety and protection of some 18,000...
Official Statements
A woman weeps during an UNRWA food distribution in March 2015. UNRWA has been unable to access Yarmouk to provide humanitarian assistance since 1 April 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 April 2015
Clashes continued to affect Yarmouk on April 10th, for the ninth consecutive day. UNRWA is deeply concerned that lack of humanitarian access to the civilians inside Yarmouk, and those displaced to the south east of Yarmouk, is putting 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian men, women and children at grave risks. Civilians from...
Emergency Reports
Residents walk through the destroyed streets of Yarmouk in 2014. © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Rami Al-Sayed 2014
09 April 2015
The violence that began in Yarmouk on April 9th is not just continuing, it has intensified. The world community must not stand by as a silent witness to what the UN Secretary General has warned could be a massacre. Yarmouk is at the lower reaches of hell. It must not be allowed to descend further. UNRWA is deeply...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA remains deeply concerned for the safety of the 18,000 Syrian and Palestinian civilians, including women and children, who remain in Yarmouk. © UNRWA Photo by Rami Al-Sayed
08 April 2015
UNRWA has not been able to conduct any humanitarian distribution in Yarmouk since March 28th. UNRWA is deeply concerned that lack of humanitarian access to the civilians inside Yarmouk, and those displaced to the south of Yarmouk, is putting 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian men, women and children at grave risks, as they...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA continues to provide humanitarian support to the 85 civilians, including women and children, from Yarmouk who remain displaced in Tadamon, Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
07 April 2015
April 7th marks the sixth day of sustained armed violence inside Yarmouk. No UNRWA humanitarian operations have been possible in Yarmouk since the outbreak of fighting on April 1st. UNRWA remains greatly alarmed that sustained hostilities continue to inflict unimaginable suffering to the 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA has been unable to distribute humanitarian assistance in Yarmouk since 1 April, 2015. Women and children queue at an UNRWA distribution in March 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
06 April 2015
Intensive clashes were reported again in Yarmouk on 6 April 2015. No UNRWA humanitarian operations have been possible inside Yarmouk since the outbreak of fighting on April 1st. UNRWA remains greatly alarmed that sustained hostilities continue to inflict unimaginable suffering to the 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian men...
Emergency Reports
The destroyed streets of Yarmouk. © 2014 UNRWA Photo
05 April 2015
The situation of armed conflict continues in Yarmouk today, 5 April 2015. No UNRWA humanitarian operations have been possible inside Yarmouk since the outbreak of fighting on April 1st. As hostilities continue to escalate, UNRWA remains greatly alarmed by the humanitarian consequences for the 18,000 Palestinian and...
Emergency Reports
© 2014 UNRWA Photo
05 April 2015
UNRWA strongly appeals to all armed actors to cease hostilities that place civilians in acute danger and to withdraw immediately from civilian populated areas.
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