Palestine refugees crowd the main street of Yarmouk in February 2014, for the first UNRWA food distribution after six months of siege. ©UNRWA.
01 February 2016
It is now two years since the iconic photo of thousands of bewildered, besieged civilians in the Palestine refugee camp of Yarmouk, Damascus was taken. Traumatized and drained of all emotion, children, women, the sick, the elderly, the dying waited in the besieged camp for food from UNRWA, the UN agency mandated to...
Official Statements
© 2015 UNRWA

UNRWA provides humanitarian assistance to up to 430,000 refugees and regular services such as primary health care and education for up to 450,000 refugees in Syria. The majority of refugees currently live in accessible areas, while approximately 47,000 reside in areas such as Yarmouk, Qudsaya,...

© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
22 January 2016
On 25 January in London and 27 January in Brussels, the #MyVoiceMySchool project will connect European students with Palestine refugee students to discuss the importance of education in their lives
Press Releases
Husseiniyeh, August 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad

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...
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...