displacement

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...
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) team member Mohammed Atallah shares his experience with other Collective Centre Management Unit staff during a training on ‘lessons learned‘ held on 26 April in Gaza City. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
06 May 2015
“The most important output from this training is to find and discuss the most successful approaches in the management of UNRWA Collective Centres,” said Ansa Masaud, head of the UNRWA Collective Centres Management Unit (CCMU) at the beginning of a ‘lessons learned’ event...
Mohammad, displaced from Yarmouk, attends support classes at the UNRWA Palestine School in Damascus. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
26 May 2017
UNRWA helped 297 students from Yarmouk and Lebanon traveled to the Alliance Quarter in Damascus and provided them with room and board to attend the UNRWA support classes running throughout the duration of the ninth-grade national exam from 14 through 25 May
Aya at reconstructed UNRWA primary school of Battir. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Maysoun Jamal Mustafa
20 May 2017
I urge the international community to redouble their efforts in order to bridge the remaining gap and ensure that the refugees from Nahr el-Bared can live in dignity and return to their homes in the camp as soon as possible
UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
19 May 2017
“Our microfinance work is a rare but significant example of hope in conflict-torn Syria,” says UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
© 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
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613 (38 per cent) of the 1,628 Palestinians displaced by demolitions throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2016 were Palestine refugees

© 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