Operations and Achievements in Syria 2016

2016 was be marked by escalating violence across Syria, impacting Palestine refugees, especially in Aleppo and Rif Damascus. Since 2012, 17 UNRWA staff members have lost their lives as a result of the conflict, including four in 2016 alone, in Khan Eshieh, Qabr Essit and Aleppo. Many more have...

Medium Term Strategy 2016-2021

The Medium Term Strategy (MTS) presents the Agency’s strategic vision and objectives for its programmes and operations for the period 2016-2021, with the aim of maximizing its use of resources and the impact of UNRWA operations in serving refugees. It reaffirms the Agency’s commitment to...

A widow with two of her eight children in Jaramana camp, located near Damascus, Syria. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Carole Alfarah

The aim of the Child Protection Framework is to outline the Agency’s intent and commitment to protect Palestine refugee children, as well as to provide a coherent approach to the diverse child protection activities being undertaken by programme departments and field offices. 

© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Francesco Romagnolo

In 2015, the American University of Beirut (AUB) undertook a critical survey into the implications of both the protracted displacement for Palestine refugees living in Lebanon since the Arab Israeli War in 1948 – 49 and the more recent one due to the Syria crisis. Some of the findings are deeply...

© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Christoph von Toggenburg

Briefing note - April 2016

The year 2015 was the most deadly since 2006 for Palestinians, including Palestine refugees, in the West Bank including East Jerusalem. Children and young people in particular have suffered. This briefing note focuses on Palestine refugee children and how...