UNRWA social services provide stability amongst chaos
25 March 2015
The social services, like health care and education, provided by UNRWA in Syria provide a critical buffer against the insecurity and chaos caused by four years of active conflict. In 2014, 46,385 Palestine refugee students were enrolled in UNRWA schools in Syria. Education provides hope for the future for the young generation of Palestine refugees; it is also a source of stability and distraction for children who have lost their homes, communities and family members.
The provision of robust health care services is essential to combat the results of conflict, displacement and exhaustion on residents. As if that were not enough, infectious diseases are also on the rise due to overcrowded living conditions. Since the start of the hostilities, 12 new health points have been opened by UNRWA in response to the mass displacement of Palestine refugees, and to serve the moving population.