crisis

“I studied well for the exams despite the conflict. Education is my only hope to keep going forward and I will not give up on it,” said Haytham Matar, a student from Darayya who recently completed his final exams in Damascus. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
05 September 2016
The final exams this year came as a relief to young Syrians and Palestine refugees as the conflict continues in its sixth year. Gathered at the UNRWA Palestine School and the Said al-Ass Institute in Damascus, they expressed how difficult it was for them to prepare for...
Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, July 2016
23 August 2016
Situation in Aleppo: The opposition-controlled areas of eastern Aleppo city, with an estimated civilian population of 250,000 to 300,000 people, have been cut off from humanitarian assistance since 7 July. In the last months, civilian infrastructure has been severely a¬...
09 August 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria from 6 to 8 August, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and government officials
Yalda Distribution Point, Yalda, Southern Damascus, Syria, February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
26 July 2016
The United States is contributing US$ 25 million to UNRWA in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal. The funds will support emergency operations in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan
01 July 2016
The Government of Denmark has announced a generous contribution of DKK 30 million (US$ 4.46 million) to UNRWA towards the 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal
Cash Assistance Throws Dallal a Lifeline
28 June 2016
The earned income of most Palestine refugees in Syria is often insufficient to cover the most basic needs. UNRWA cash assistance provides a lifeline
UNRWA food distribution, Alliance distribution centre, Damascus, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
20 June 2016
Yasmin Sweid, Ahmad Ajan and Mustafa Ramadan are among the 450, 000 Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA in Syria and among those who have remained there throughout the war. Over the past five years, they have been confronted with some of the worst effects of the...
Beqaa Valley, Lebanon, where Palestine refugees displaced from Syria often live in same encampments as Syrian refugees. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Mahmoud Khair
15 June 2016
UNRWA is extending the provision of cash assistance towards basic needs, including housing, to eligible Palestine refugees displaced from Syria in Lebanon until the end of October 2016