Syria

Using Art to Encourage Change
19 December 2013
Damascus On 26 November, in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) invited 21 young students to display their paintings and photographs at the Damascus Training Centre. The exhibition, ‘Women’s Image in Art’, also included...
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Syria Crisis Response Update (issue no 65)
12 December 2013
Conflict is increasingly encroaching on UNRWA camps with shelling and clashes continuing to take place in and nearby them. A reported 23 Palestine Refugees (PR) were killed[1] in the last 2 weeks as a result. UNRWA estimates over 50% of registered PR are displaced in Syria or in neighbouring countries.
Emergency Reports
06 December 2013
Damascus Following the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on 25 November, Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, Director of Affairs in Syria for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), opened a family support office to serve Palestine refugees in Damascus. Located within the UNRWA...
Press Releases
05 December 2013
Beirut On 4 December, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) welcomed a delegation from the United Kingdom to the Palestine refugee camp of Dbayeh, on the outskirts of Beirut. The delegation, led by Simon Gass, Director General, Political at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was accompanied by Roger...
Press Releases
26 November 2013
Statement by Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, Director of UNRWA Syria Field Office Damascus The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) expresses its deep sorrow at the death, on 24 November, of Mohammad Suheil Yousef Awwad, the ninth staff member to be killed as a result of the Syria conflict. Mr. Awwad died when a...
Official Statements
UNRWA and US Meet PRS in Beqaa
22 November 2013
Ann Dismorr, Lebanon field director for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), accompanied a delegation from the United States, headed by Kelly Clements, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), to Quob Elias in the mid-Beqaa area
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UNRWA and ANERA Expand Cooperation in Lebanon
21 November 2013
Ann Dismorr, Director of Affairs in Lebanon for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) met on 21 November 2013 with Bill Corcoran, President and CEO of the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)
Press Releases
UNRWA Construction Projects in Gaza “Ground to a Halt”  Outgoing Commissioner General warns of “further conflict” unless “human security” is addressed
19 November 2013
The outgoing Commissioner General of UNRWA, Filippo Grandi, has warned that 19 out of 20 UNRWA construction projects in Gaza have “ground to a halt”.
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UNRWA needs over $40 million, Commissioner-General says
13 November 2013
"UNRWA is working in an emergency mode almost everywhere in the region where it operates," UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi tells UN Radio.
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