conflict

© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
06 April 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl says war-related trauma was often underestimated by the international community
Students go back to school in Alliance, Jaramana camp, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
04 April 2017
The devastating impact of the war in Syria has not diminished the academic achievement of students in UN-run schools, according to figures released by UNRWA at the Syria conference in Brussels
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
04 April 2017
Despite the hardship, displacement, violence and poverty endured by UNRWA students living in Syria during a punishing conflict, they have shown strong performance against key education measurements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visits Palestine refugees displaced from Ein el-Tal camp and sheltered in a governmental School in Aleppo. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Abu Zeid
31 March 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria from 26 to 31 March, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and senior government officials.
Syria Palestine Refugees Humanitarian Snapshot, February 2017
20 March 2017
UNRWA noted the escalation of violence in Dera’a Governorate, south of Damascus. Fighting among all parties to the conflict in the area at the end of February caused large displacement of families, impeded civilian access to live-saving aid and resulted in the deaths of...
© 2014 UNRWA Photo
16 March 2017
Through #VoicesfromSyria, UNRWA is sharing six stories of Palestine refugees spanning three generations describing details of daily life in Syria. The narratives reveal extraordinary resilience, and hope is encapsulated in the song, ‘Dreaming of the Future’, recorded for...
Shrouq Kassab has been lives living with her family in UNRWA Damascus Training Centre collective shelter since 2013 after being displaced multiple times. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2017
Being a fifth-year student in the Faculty of Medicine at Damascus, 23-year-old Shrouq Kassab is energetic and hardworking, hoping to become a surgeon one day. “I am now volunteering as a doctor in the Yalda district in Damascus once a month,” she explains
Ali Hussien lives in the Ariha School collective shelter in Khan Dunoun, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid
15 March 2017
Ali explains the difficulties of living in a shelter: “We live in a room with tiled walls, which makes the room colder during the winter. Sometimes, when my sister comes back from kindergarten, she cries because of the cold. I give her my jacket and I go play outside to...
Ma’moun Mersal, a Palestine refugee from Syria, managed to flee the conflict-ridden country three years ago. He now lives with his three kids, his wife and his mother in Beqaa Valley, Lebanon. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Christien van den Brink
15 March 2017
Ma’moun Mersal, a Palestine refugee from Syria, managed to flee the conflict-ridden country three years ago. He travelled to Lebanon with his three kids, his wife and his mother
Myasar Othman lives with her children in the Damascus Training Centre, along with 180 other Palestine refugee families displaced by the war. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2017
Myasar Othman carefully folds her children’s blankets in her room at the Damascus Training Centre, located on the hillside southwest of the city. The 40-year-old mother of three now lives in the UNRWA facility, which accommodates in its classrooms more than 180 Palestine...