EU support helps UNRWA reach the most vulnerable Palestine refugees in Syria
10 August 2015
The vulnerability of Palestine refugees in Syria is deepening as the conflict continues into its fifth year. Their needs continue to grow: more than 95 per cent of the Palestine refugees in Syria are now reliant on UNRWA to meet their minimum needs.
Without this immediate support from UNRWA, Palestine refugees in Syria would not have enough food to fill their children’s stomachs, health care to mitigate the effects of prolonged impoverishment and trauma, cash to meet urgent daily needs, or education to provide their children with hope for a brighter future.
The European Union (EU) continues to make a critical contribution to this vital work. In December 2013, the EU provided UNRWA with EUR 13.2 million (US$ 17.9 million) for cash assistance, health care and education, supporting the most vulnerable Palestine refugees in Syria. In December 2014, the EU extended the project and provided UNRWA with an additional EUR 10 million (US$ 13.5 million).