At least 280,000 Palestine refugees are internally displaced as a result of the brutal conflict in Syria, now in its fifth year. Over 12,500 Palestine refugees and Syrians have taken refuge in 37 temporary collective shelters managed and supported by UNRWA across Syria.
Life in a collective shelter can be stressful. Residents have left behind their homes, livelihoods and communities for an uncertain future and immense hardship. The adjustment to the lack of privacy and overcrowded conditions is difficult. Yet the Palestine refugees living in collective shelters remain brave and resilient. With support from UNRWA humanitarian assistance and essential services, they are determined to endure the hardship they are facing and hope for a brighter future for themselves and their children.