Syria

US Pledges US$ 57.4 million to Support Palestine Refugees Affected by Syria Crisis
31 March 2015
The United States Government has announced a new US$ 57.4 million contribution to enable UNRWA to continue aiding Palestine refugees facing hardship, danger and dislocation because of the crisis in Syria.
Press Releases
UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl. © UNRWA Photo
30 March 2015
I am in the Yarmouk refugee camp, Damascus, during an aid delivery. A man approaches me and utters three words, “I am hungry”. The sunken eyes in his face are equally eloquent. His fragile frame expresses volumes. He speaks for a people brutalized, a people sick of war. He is a living symbol of the world’s failure to...
Official Statements
Drowning of Palestinians off the coast of Sicily a ‘clear and tragic sign’ of untenable situation
19 March 2015
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness According to latest reports, as many as nine Palestinians drowned off the coast of Sicily on 4 March. They were amongst 59 Palestinians who were part of a larger group trying to reach Europe from the shores of Libya. The fact that this group reportedly consisted of...
Official Statements
© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
18 March 2015
18 March 2015 | Issue 85 More than half a million Palestine refugees are directly affected by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response aims to preserve refugees' resilience through the continuation of UNRWA services and humanitarian assistance. For a more detailed overview, see the Agency's 2015 Syria regional crisis...
Emergency Reports