Syria

18 May 2016
UNRWA condemns in the strongest terms the party responsible for launching artillery shells which killed five Palestine refugees and a Syrian in Khan Eshieh camp on 17 May 2016. Among those killed were a mother and her 12-year-old son
Official Statements
UNRWA Education in Emergencies Strategy Consultation Workshop in Amman, Jordan. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Eleonore Jones.
16 May 2016
Technical education experts from UNRWA came together last week in Amman to discuss the development of the Agency’s Education in Emergencies strategy
Press Releases
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
12 May 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria on 11 and 12 May, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and government officials
Press Releases
Alliance distribution centre, Damascus, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 May 2016
The donation of US$ 250,000 from Islamic Relief USA allowed UNRWA to purchase 8,435 blankets and 8,436 mattresses, contributing actively to the non-food items (NFIs) response in Syria
Features
© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
04 May 2016
UNRWA contributed to a consultation meeting, held in Beirut from 20 to 21 April 2016, on the Self-Learning Programme for children affected by the Syria crisis
Press Releases
Husseiniyeh, Damascus © 2016 UNRWA Photo
03 May 2016
UNRWA successfully issued the first batch of 17 microfinance loans to Palestine refugees in Husseiniyeh, Syria, on 7 April 2016
Features
UNRWA staff and school community come together with pupils for Healthy Lifestyle campaign. Nahla Zeidan School, Damascus © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
28 April 2016
‘Beat Diabetes’, a global initiative launched this past month, resonates with the commitment of UNRWA to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCD) and monitor health in Syria. With 13 per cent of Palestine refugee patients over 40 years old suffering from diabetes in the country, the fight against this chronic disease...
Features