Yarmouk

Seventeen-year-old Nada Shawaheen placed first in the literary section of this year’s national twelfth grade exams in Syria. Her family was forced to flee their home in Yarmouk when armed violence broke out inside the camp in December 2012. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
13 July 2015
"For Palestine refugees, education is a lifeline,” says 17-year-old Nada Shawaheen, a bright and confident Palestine refugee student from Yarmouk, Damascus.
Features
Sixteen-year-old Maher is one of 129 Palestine refugee students who left the besieged neighbourhood of Yarmouk to sit their ninth-grade exams in Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
09 July 2015
In the weeks leading up to Syria’s ninth-grade national exams, 16-year-old Maher suffered from nightmares. Unusually for a student, he was less concerned about the exams and more worried about reaching the examination centre. “Every night I had a nightmare,” he recalled. “We were at the checkpoint to get out of...
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UNRWA food parcels and bread are distributed in Yalda, 7 June 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
07 June 2015
UNRWA established a distribution point in Yalda today, initiating a third round of food distribution to families in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham displaced or affected by the conflict in Yarmouk. A total of 1,200 families were provided with food parcels and packets of bread.
Emergency Reports
A young child receives vaccinations from UNRWA nurses at the mobile health point in Yalda, 3 June 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
04 June 2015
3 June 2015 | Issue No. 37 UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, providing health services, vaccinations, dental services, fresh water, fresh and dry food, and child nutritional supplements. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east. Situation Report - 3...
Emergency Reports
Ninth grade students living in Yarmouk and Lebanon arrive to board at an UNRWA school to prepare and sit for national exams. UNRWA Alliance School, Damascus, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammed
01 June 2015
Palestine refugee students have been returning to the besieged refugee camp of Yarmouk, Damascus, after they spent the past two weeks taking national exams outside the camp. A total of 152 ninth grade students were involved. “I am looking forward to returning to Yarmouk to see my family. I have been here for two weeks...
Press Releases
Yarmouk Situation Update 36
30 May 2015
UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, providing health services, vaccinations, dental services, fresh water and child nutritional supplements. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east.
Emergency Reports
Yarmouk Situation Update 35
27 May 2015
UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, providing health services, vaccinations, dental services, fresh water and child nutritional supplements. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east.
Emergency Reports
Displaced children receive UNRWA medical services in Yalda shelter, 25 May, 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
25 May 2015
25 May 2015 | Isuue No. 34 UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, providing health services, vaccinations, dental services, fresh water and child nutritional supplements. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east. Situation Report UNRWA medical personnel...
Emergency Reports