Syria

UNRWA Archives
29 October 2014
UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis has inaugurated a rehabilitated school for Palestine refugee children in Qabr Essit camp in Sayeda Zeinab on the outskirts of Damascus.
Press Releases
UNRWA Archives
29 October 2014
When UNRWA staff first re-entered the Palestine refugee camp Qabr Essit last year, they were overwhelmed by the scale of destruction
Features
UNRWA Archives
29 October 2014
Palestine refugees, with a return to their homeland barred to them, feel vulnerable to the core of their being. We are grateful for the hospitality of the governments of Lebanon and of Jordan in hosting respectively over four hundred thousand and two million Palestine refugees for decades. But borders closed first to...
Official Statements
© UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad
28 October 2014
The EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) is donating €1.9 million ($2.4 million) to provide cash assistance to Palestine refugees in Syria and Jordan who have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in Syria.
Press Releases
UNRWA Archives
28 October 2014
More than half a million Palestine refugees are directly affected by the conflict in Syria.
Emergency Reports
Taghrid Mohammad/UNRWA Archives
17 October 2014
“Without the cash assistance we receive we would be lost,” says double amputee Imad Ali Mdardas. Like the majority of Palestine refugees living in Syria, Imad and his family have been left in desperate circumstances by the ongoing armed conflict. Before escaping the besieged area of Yarmouk in Damascus, Imad could not...
Features
UNRWA Archives
13 October 2014
Despite shared sorrow and loss, displaced Palestine refugees in Damascus were able to celebrate the recent Eid al-Adha feast thanks to a donation from Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada. Eid al-Adha is the second most significant holiday in the Muslim calendar. The festival commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim'...
Features
UNRWA Archives
03 October 2014
Over the decades, the UNRWA health programme has dramatically rolled back the burden of communicable and vaccine-preventable disease among Palestine refugees in Syria. The health of Palestine refugees increasingly mirrors global trends, where non-communicable diseases such as cancer, hypertension and diabetes are a...
Features
File photograph/Middle East Eye
03 October 2014
UNRWA is deeply concerned by a severe shortage of clean water in Yarmouk. Since the first week of September, the mains water supply has been disrupted, apparently as a result of damage to pipes in a contested area inside Yarmouk. Drought conditions have forced Yarmouk’s 18,000 civilian residents to rely on untreated...
Official Statements