Syria

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20 August 2015
On Thursday, 20 August, UNRWA joined other UN bodies at the Damascus Opera House to celebrate World Humanitarian Day. UNRWA students enthralled a packed house with a musical performance featuring a Palestinian folk song and a song for UNRWA Regional Youth Ambassador Mohammad Assaf. The 30 displaced Palestine refugees...
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© 2012 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
19 August 2015
STATEMENT BY UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL PIERRE KRÄHENBÜHL ON THE 2015/16 SCHOOL YEAR I am pleased to declare the 2015/16 UNRWA school year open. Students will return to school according to plan in Palestine on 24 August, in Jordan on 1 September, in Lebanon on 7 September and in Syria on 13 September. I have taken...
Official Statements
20 August 2015
The Bizkaia Regional Government has pledged a contribution of EUR 119,997 to the UNRWA Syria Crisis Response that will go towards the provision of hygiene and baby kits for Palestine refugee families in Syria. Since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, the violence has escalated and continues to have a severe impact on...
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UNRWA doctor examines a child in Yalda, Damascus; August 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
20 August 2015
UNRWA conducted its second humanitarian mission to Yalda today to provide life-saving healthcare consultations to civilians, as well as WASH supplies. In late July 2015, UNRWA received credible reports of an outbreak of typhoid in Yarmouk, putting the lives and wellbeing of thousands of civilians at greater risk, as...
Emergency Reports
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19 August 2015
On Tuesday, UNRWA conducted its first humanitarian mission to Yalda, since access to the area was suspended on June 8th 2015. Amidst reports of a typhoid outbreak in the Yarmouk region, with at least tens of cases credibly reported in Yarmouk, Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahem, UNRWA was authorized to provide limited...
Emergency Reports
Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, July 2015
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Dera’a witnessed a significant escalation of violence in late June 2015, followed by sporadic clashes throughout July. UNRWA was forced to temporarily suspend operations and services in Dera’a City in late June as armed violence prevented staff and refugees from safely accessing the UNRWA area...

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17 August 2015
On 11 and 12 August, the UNRWA education programme in Syria held its annual conference in Damascus to reflect on its achievements in promoting quality education for Palestine refugee children in Syria despite significant challenges. The conference brought together 150 teachers, school principals and education support...
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Safa’a Khalifeh and her son travelled seven hours by bus to receive cash assistance at the UNRWA Damascus distribution centre. ©2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
13 August 2015
As Palestine refugees in Syria endure their fifth year of conflict, UNRWA cash assistance continues to provide a vital lifeline to over 100,000 families. For Safa’a Khalifeh, it also ensured that she and her family were able to maintain important family traditions and celebrate the festival of Eid al-Fitr this year.
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