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Sahnaya Distribution Centre, Sahnaya, Rif Damascus, Syria, May 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
07 February 2017
The Government of Italy, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), has contributed EUR 2.25 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s emergency operations in response to the ongoing Syria crisis.
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© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
05 February 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited the Gaza Strip, where he met with the UNRWA central school parliament to hear from students about their living conditions, challenges as well as aspirations for the future
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A UNRWA Job Creation Programme beneficiary working on a strawberry farm in northern Gaza. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
27 January 2017
The Gaza Strip is suffering from a humanitarian crisis, epitomized by cyclic violence and destruction, chronic fuel and water crises and a glaring absence of any sustainable socio-economic improvements
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Young-Sam Choi, the Head of the Representative Office of the Republic of Korea in Palestine, and Francoise Vanni, the Director of External Relations and Communications at UNRWA, sign an agreement on 24 January 2017 outlining the Republic of Korea’s US$ 500,000 contribution to UNRWA to help the Agency develop and promote safe spaces and healthy lifestyles for Palestine refugee children in Syria. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
25 January 2017
The Government of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) has contributed US$ 500,000 UNRWA to promote safe spaces and healthy lifestyles for Palestine refugee children in Syria, benefiting approximately 45,000 boys and girls in UNRWA schools
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Oum Moussa tells her story at the launch of the 2017 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal in Lebanon. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
20 January 2017
Oum Moussa, a mother of four from Khan Eshieh camp, fled the war in Syria with her family and sought refuge in Burj Barajneh camp in Beirut, where she faces the challenges of life in Lebanon with courage and the hope of returning to her country
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Syria Palestine Refugees Humanitarian Snapshot, December 2016
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In Khan Eshieh camp in Rif Damascus, a truce was signed between the Government of Syria and the Armed Opposition Groups at the end of November 2016. Subsequently, an inter-agency convoy was authorized to access civilians trapped in the besieged area. On 16 December, UNRWA participated in the...

Palestine refugee girl in front of her make-shift home in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
19 January 2017
Between January and November 2016, UNRWA created job opportunities for approximately 19,200 beneficiaries in the Gaza Strip through the Job Creation Programme, injecting US$ 13.86 million into the Gaza economy
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Mohammad al-Rameh, Neirab camp, Aleppo, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Abu Zeido
16 January 2017
“The price of food has largely increased because the roads are no longer safe and living costs have become more expensive,” explains Mohammad a 52-year-old vegetable seller and father of six from Neirab camp in Aleppo, Syria
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