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The EU Supports UNRWA Programmes and Services to Palestine Refugees in Syria
24 October 2017
Palestine refugees in Syria continue to live in instability for the seventh year in-a-row. With each day passing, resilience weakens and exposure to vulnerability increases.
Despite the challenges, UNRWA mandate to provide relief and services to Palestine refugees remains unchanged. With the support of generous donors, like the European Union (EU), through the Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), the Agency is able to offer a wide range of services and assistance to those in need.
There are currently 438,000 Palestine refugees in Syria receiving UNRWA services, including education, health, technical and vocational education and training, and microfinance. The Agency also provides up to 418,000 refugees with emergency humanitarian assistance.
The EUR 10 million (approximately US$ 10.6 million) contribution from the EU DG NEAR, to the UNRWA programmes and activities will it enable to enhance its services, including providing medicine and prosthetic devices, supporting programme management, rehabilitating health and education facilities, contributing to better livelihood opportunities for youth, and granting cash assistance to Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria.