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09 December 2015
The new school year began on 13 September 2015 in Syria. UNRWA has opened 99 schools throughout the country to provide primary education to approximately 43,000 Palestine refugee children. Out of 99 schools, 44 are UNRWA facilities and 55 are hosted in schools provided by...
09 December 2015
The Kingdom of Belgium has made a generous contribution of EUR 1.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s efforts to respond to the emergency needs of Palestine refugees in Syria (PRS...
Nour Adeen Mousa sells snacks for children in the al-Rama School canteen, located in the al-Rama shelter centre in Jaramana camp, Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shadia Abu Miri
03 December 2015
Nour Adeen Mousa, 47, was injured during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, leaving him with paralysis that made it difficult for him to walk, sit or move around; for Nour, even getting out of bed was difficult. In 1983, he underwent treatment and rehabilitation in...
On 22 September 2015, 41 young Palestine refugees from UNRWA collective shelters put on and performed their own play, ‘Reach Your Dreams’. In partnership with UNICEF, UNRWA had run a theater workshop for young Palestine refugees living in collective shelters in Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
10 November 2015
Often feeling marginalized and insignificant and having lived through intense traumas Palestine refugee teens living in UNRWA shelters in Syria voiced their desire to be heard and to share their experiences with their parents and communities. In response to their call,...
Homs, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
09 November 2015
The European Commission rapidly responded to the urgent needs of vulnerable Palestine refugees in Syria with an additional EUR 2.5 million (US$ 2.7 million) contribution in October 2015. This brings the European Commission's humanitarian aid to UNRWA in 2015 to EUR 5...
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05 November 2015
In the third quarter, UNRWA was forced to temporarily suspend operations and services in Dera’a City following a significant escalation of violence as armed confrontations prevented staff and refugees from safely accessing the UNRWA area office and other facilities...
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26 October 2015
Yarmouk and Yalda: All UNRWA operations in Yarmouk remain suspended, with no missions possible during September. The last UNRWA mission inside Yarmouk took place on 28 March 2015. In September, UNRWA was permitted to conduct six missions to Yalda, where many Palestine...
UNRWA students in Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
20 October 2015
The conflict in Syria has progressively encroached on Palestine refugee camps and communities since 2011, with mass displacement, closure of UNRWA schools, and horrific levels of armed violence affecting both students and teachers