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Ali Hussien lives in the Ariha School collective shelter in Khan Dunoun, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid
15 March 2017
Ali explains the difficulties of living in a shelter: “We live in a room with tiled walls, which makes the room colder during the winter. Sometimes, when my sister comes back from kindergarten, she cries because of the cold. I give her my jacket and I go play outside to...
Ma’moun Mersal, a Palestine refugee from Syria, managed to flee the conflict-ridden country three years ago. He now lives with his three kids, his wife and his mother in Beqaa Valley, Lebanon. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Christien van den Brink
15 March 2017
Ma’moun Mersal, a Palestine refugee from Syria, managed to flee the conflict-ridden country three years ago. He travelled to Lebanon with his three kids, his wife and his mother
Myasar Othman lives with her children in the Damascus Training Centre, along with 180 other Palestine refugee families displaced by the war. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2017
Myasar Othman carefully folds her children’s blankets in her room at the Damascus Training Centre, located on the hillside southwest of the city. The 40-year-old mother of three now lives in the UNRWA facility, which accommodates in its classrooms more than 180 Palestine...
Alia Shehabi, Alliance Distribution Centre, Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2017
Eighty-year-old Palestine refugee Alia Shehabi moved in search of refuge with her family to the old city of Damascus when they left Palestine in 1948. A child of the Nakba, she grew up in Damascus, a city she loved. She never thought that in her old age, she, along with the...
Abdallah Mohammad al-Sahli, Damascus, Syria. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2017
Every morning, when the weather is good, Abdallah Mohammad al-Sahli sits on one of the benches in the sunny courtyard of the Damascus Training Centre collective shelter. The 77-year-old usually likes to walk around and enjoy the relative calm, away from the crowded shelter
Syria Palestine Refugees Humanitarian Snapshot, December 2016
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The fourth quarter of 2016 continued to be marked by a sharp escalation of armed violence across the country. The situation in Aleppo deteriorated, claiming the lives of many civilians, including Palestine refugees. In Khan Eshieh, in southern Rif Damascus, direct shelling destroyed civilian...

An UNRWA medical officer attends to a Palestine refugee Bedouin child from Ein Samia in the West Bank during a visit by the emergency mobile health clinic. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tala Zeitawi
10 March 2017
The Government of Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Agency Cooperation, has contributed SEK 60 million (approximately US$ 6.6 million) UNRWA to support the Agency’s emergency response to the Syria regional crisis and the situation in the occupied...
Children fly kites during an event organized by UNRWA to mark the anniversary of the 11 March 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, 5 March 2017. © 2017 UNRWA Photo
09 March 2017
Five years ago UNRWA started to commemorate the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan – which had killed over 15,890 persons – with a “Kites of Hope” event in Gaza. This year, on 5 March, again more than 1,000 Palestine refugee children flew their kites in Khan Younis,...
Cash distribution at UNRWA Field Office, Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
08 March 2017
The European Commission for Humanitarian Operations (ECHO) has contributed a total of EUR 5 million (US$ 5.4 million) to UNRWA in support of the Agency’s emergency response in Syria
Shrouq Kassab is a fifth-year medical student studying in Damascus to pursue her dreams of becoming a surgeon. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
08 March 2017
A fifth-year student in the Faculty of Medicine at Damascus University, 23-year-old Shrouq Kassab is energetic and hardworking and hopes to become a surgeon one day.