Syria

A Journey through Hell
10 February 2014
Fourteen-month-old Khaled was about to die. The entirety of his young life had been spent under the shadow of the conflict in Syria, but the greatest threat, in the end, was not the violence itself: Trapped in the besieged refugee camp of Yarmouk, near Damascus, with barely any food and no access to outside assistance...
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Engaging Youth: A Journey to Self-Sufficiency
06 February 2014
Damascus Dark-eyed and vivacious, 23-year-old Samar is the picture of a successful entrepreneur, but behind that picture are all the unhappiness and uncertainty of the conflict that has been devastating Syria for nearly three years. After being forced to flee their home in Yarmouk, Samar and her family came to the UN...
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Protecting the Future in Syria
27 January 2014
Damascus After nearly three years of conflict in Syria, it’s becoming clear that the impacts are not just in the violence of the present: Another casualty – for children who cannot go to school, for patients who cannot see their doctors, for people who have lost their jobs, savings and homes – is the future. One of...
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UNRWA health centre Jaramana - Taghrid Mohammad UNRWA Archives
27 January 2014
At the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, in Kuwait City, UNRWA received a generous contribution of US$ 28.1 million from the United States of America.
Press Releases
24 January 2014
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is grateful to the Kingdom of Belgium for responding to the emergency needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict Syria with a generous contribution of EUR 1.35 million (US$ 1.83 million). The conflict in Syria has had a devastating impact on the lives of...
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Near al-Qazzaz intersection, Damascus, May 2013
23 January 2014
Amman On Thursday, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) organized a briefing to update a number of donor countries on the Syria Regional Crisis Response Plan, launched in December 2013 to outline the Agency’s plans to respond to the needs of Palestine refugees affected by the ongoing conflict. UNRWA...
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“How Much Longer?”
17 January 2014
Statement by the International Humanitarian Community How much longer must children suffer from hunger? How much longer must women die in childbirth for lack of medical care? How much longer must we be barred from the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus and the many thousands of desperate and vulnerable...
Official Statements
16 January 2014
Amman The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the International Islamic Relief Organization – Saudi Arabia (IIROSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a mutual cooperation framework to provide assistance to Palestine refugees. This agreements extends the organizations’ previous...
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