Syria

Mohammad Cheppih, Head of External Relations, Help Syria Through the Winter (HSTTW) and Sven Berthelsen, D/DUO UNRWA Jordan, shake hands following MOU signature. Amman, 3 March 2014.
03 March 2014
Amman In Amman, Sven Berthelsen, Deputy Director of Operations for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Jordan, accepted a generous contribution of US$ 50,000 from Help Syria Through the Winter Foundation (HSTTW), a humanitarian relief foundation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Dedicated to responding to the...
Press Releases
Over 30 Celebrities ask the UN “What are you doing about Syria?”
15 March 2014
Third Anniversary Ceasefire Appeal by Leading Arts and Entertainment Figures Joint Press Releas: The Hoping Foundation and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) London, Jerusalem Over 30 leading film makers, writers, artists, musicians and public figures have come together in a...
Press Releases
130 humanitarian organisations demand access to civilians in Syria
10 March 2014
The global humanitarian community has released a joint “Thunderclap” statement demanding “immediate, secure, substantial and permanent humanitarian access for all civilians in Syria, including countless children. The statement, which comes a week after the UN was last able to deliver food to Yarmouk camp in Damascus,...
Press Releases
The Unknown Road
06 March 2014
“As if leaving our motherland was not enough, we also had to leave the countries where we found asylum, without knowing where we were going,” says Rania. Thirty-seven, Rania was displaced at the beginning of the conflict in Syria from Harasta, in rural Damascus, to Daria. Violence intensified in Daria and her family...
Features
Support from Islamic Relief Worldwide for Besieged Yarmouk
03 March 2014
On 26 February, Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) signed an agreement for the provision of emergency assistance, worth a total of US$ 759,000, to Palestine refugees in Yarmouk camp and other Damascus areas characterized by severe hardship. The IRW contribution will...
Press Releases
Remarks by the Commissioner-General at the Second Conference on Cooperation among East Asian Countries for Palestinian Development (CEAPAD)
01 March 2014
Remarks by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of UNRWA The Second Conference on Cooperation among East Asian Countries for Palestinian Development (CEAPAD) Distinguished Ministers and Delegates, I would like to thank the government of Indonesia for its warm hospitality. I am grateful to our host, Foreign Minister...
Official Statements
Light for Mayar
27 February 2014
Once upon a time, all 15-year-old Mayar Mohammad wanted was a mobile phone. It represented possibilities: to play games, watch movies, keep in touch with friends and explore the world beyond conflict-ridden Syria. Promised the reward of a phone if she did well in the general preparatory exams, she studied hard,...
Features
Crossroads of Crisis: Yarmouk, Syria and the Palestine Refugee Predicament
25 February 2014
Lecture by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of UNRWA at the American University of Beirut. Yesterday, in Syria, I visited Yarmouk and at a food distribution I met Um Ahmed. She and others were receiving UNRWA food parcels after months of extreme deprivation. Um Ahmed was asking questions: “I am a Palestinian...
Official Statements