crisis

Fatima receives UNRWA food assistance at the Alliance Distribution Centre in Damascus. It helps her family of seven meet their minimum nutritional needs. © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
17 June 2015
Food assistance provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), made possible by generous funding from the United Arab Emirates, is a crucial source of sustenance for Fatima and her six children. The family is among the 480,000 Palestine refugees in Syria...
Two teenage girls from Yarmouk get ready to prepare to sit for national exams, Palestine Institute School, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
04 June 2015
Alaa still remembers the day she was forced to flee Syria. “When I visualize the old days of violence in Kafr Battna, Damascus, I cannot believe I am still alive,” she says. “The walls of our house were tumbling down as we fled. It is like a nightmare.” Like many other...
Courtesy of the Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs
24 January 2017
“The world should not forget some 560,000 Palestine refugees from whose lives have been impacted by the deepening conflict in Syria,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl is to tell an international conference on the Syria crisis held in Helsinki
Jaramana collective shelter, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
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2017
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In 2016, the conflict in Syria continued with intensity and unpredictability, resulting in further loss of civilian life and material destruction. Palestine refugees continue to be among those worst affected by the conflict.

In 2017, UNRWA requires US$ 411 million for its humanitarian...

Jaramana collective shelter, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
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2017
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Delivering vital assistance and services to Palestine refugees in Syria remains a major challenge for UNRWA. 
During 2016, the conflict in Syria has continued with intensity and unpredictability, resulting in further loss of civilian life and material destruction. Of the estimated 450,000...

Mohammad accesses the cash assistance from UNRWA through the e-card programme, introduced in Jordan in April 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Christien van den Brink
27 December 2016
Mohammad Adnan Alwesh and his family – consisting of his wife Samah and their three kids, Tareq, Rayan and Adnan – fled from Yarmouk camp in Damascus in 2014. Their life in Amman has been far from easy since. Mohammad’s family are among the more than 3,500 Palestine refugee...
Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, November 2016
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2016
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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...

Signing agreement between the German Development Bank (KfW) and UNRWA, with Jonas Blume (left), Director of the KfW Office in Ramallah, and Marc Lassouaoui (right), Chief of the UNRWA Donor Relations Division. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
14 December 2016
Earlier today, the German Development Bank signed agreements with UNRWA totaling EUR 18 million from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The contribution will support the return of 1,572 families to the newly reconstructed Nahr el-Bared Palestine...
Twelve-year-old Rana and her mother in Qabr Essit camp, Syria. October 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
07 December 2016
“It was late afternoon when my 12-year - old daughter Rana and her cousin went to the Sayyida Zeinab’s vegetable market at the entrance of Qabr Essit camp where we live,” explains Mahdiyeh Abdulhamid Abdallah, a mother of six. Sitting on the floor of her living room, with...