• A student in class at the UNRWA Shu’fat Girls’ School, East Jerusalem. © 2020 UNRWA Photo by Kazem Abu-Khalaf

    During the period covered by this Appeal (March-July 2020), cases of COVID-19 were reported in all UNRWA fields of operation, (see box 1), with the number of cases increasing dramatically in West Bank and Lebanon from June onwards. At the time of writing, the situation was deteriorating in all...

  • Evaluation of the Agency’s Monitoring and Reporting Activities on the Medium Term Strategy 2016–2021

    The evaluation was conducted by the Department of Internal Oversight Services Evaluation Division. The evaluation was guided by the standard and internationally recognized criteria of relevance, efficiency and effectiveness to assess the UNRWA Medium Term Strategy...

  • © 2020 UNRWA photo by Taghrid Mohammad

    Rapid Increase in Number of Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

    As of 29 September, 4,102 cases (194 fatalities and 1,074 recovered) were confirmed by the Syrian Ministry of Health. The epidemiological situation in Syria seems to have...

  • @2020 UNRWA photo by Relief and Social Services Programme.

    UNRWA participated from 19 to 21 October in the UN-SWAP 2.0 annual conference. The conference organized remotely by UN-Women aimed at revitalizing the UN-SWAP focal points and creating a space to share knowledge and best practices. The participants discussed...

  • @2020 UNRWA photo by Child and Family Protection Program.

    The Gender Section participated in the Annual Dialogue meeting between SIDA and UNRWA that was held remotely on the 16 of September. The meeting included discussion on UNRWA gender mainstreaming efforts, including in emergencies and during the response to the  COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Distribution of food baskets & hygiene kits during mission to locked down area of Jdaidet al-Fadel in July 2020 © 2020 UNRWA Photo
    UNRWA Responds against Rapid Increase in Number of Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

    The month of July witnessed a rapid increase in the number of con­rmed COVID-19 cases in Syria. In July, 532 cases were con­rmed, compared to 157 cases in June and...

  • UNRWA medical staff outside the COVID-19 triage centre at Beach Camp Boys’ Preparatory School “A”, Gaza. © 2020 UNRWA Photo

    This report summarizes the main activities carried out by UNRWA in response to the COVID-19 pandemic between March and June 2020, which have been reported in weekly and later fortnightly updates since April.