unrwa: syria - humanitarian snapshot, may and june 2022

Monday, September 5, 2022

UNRWA Advisory Commission members visited Syria on 18 - 19 June 2022

A delegation of UNRWA Advisory Commission (AdCom) members visited UNRWA in Syria from 18 to 19 June 2022, the first such visit since the beginning of the conflict over a decade ago.The delegation included 11 member states (Finland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Norway, Palestine, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria and European Union) and was accompanied by Ms. Leni Stenseth, UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General, and Mr. Amanya Michael-Ebye, Director of UNRWA Aairs in Syria. The mission programme included visits to three Palestine refugee camps in Damascus and rural Damascus: Yarmouk, Sbeineh and Khan Eshieh, the UNRWA emergency cash distribution centre and the Damascus Training Centre for Technical and Vocational Education. AdCom members engaged with sta and community members and got a first-hand impression of the reality for Palestine refugees in Syria.

Inauguration of a health centre, 12 classroom school block and 193 individual shelters rehabilitated. © 2022 UNRWA Photo