Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, November 2016

21 December 2016

In November, the situation in Eastern Aleppo worsened and Palestinian communities in Western Aleppo and Neirab camp continued to be intermittently affected by the increasing violence. In prevision of winter and potential displacement trends, UNRWA has been prepositioning humanitarian stocks in Aleppo and Neirab camp to respond to bigger scale movements of population should it be needed. Shelling and clashes continued to affect Khan Eshieh camp as daily accounts of direct shelling against civilians and civilian infrastructures, including homes and UNRWA installations, causing multiple deaths of Palestine refugees and Syrians. However, UNRWA remains hopeful to resume humanitarian access to the camp in the course of December following the announcement of a truce between the Government of Syria and the Armed Opposition Group.

Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, November 2016
Two UNRWA students from Gaza enjoy recess in their first day of school. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
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