emergency

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.
From Gaza to Syria, from my heart to yours: for Palestine refugees. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
02 March 2017
21 –28 February 2017 | Issue 183 Highlights: To get input and collect ideas for the development of the new UNRWA school design, the Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme held 27 focus groups with elementary and preparatory school students, parents, teachers and...
A drawing produced by one of the participants in the comic drawing training, organized by the Gaza Communications Office in cooperation with a Community-Based Organization in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarajj
26 February 2017
The situation in Gaza remains challenging. Under blockade for a decade, the enclave remains gripped by a water and electricity crisis, compounding an already unsettling socio-economic situation with one of the highest unemployment rates worldwide
UNRWA students during casting auditions in the UNRWA TV studio at the Gaza Field Office. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Hussain Jaber
17 February 2017
UNRWA estimates that due to the impact of the blockade and recurrent conflicts approximately 30 per cent of UNRWA students require structured psychosocial interventions
Demolition site in Um Khair. August 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ashwaq Hasaneyeh
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2017
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This mid-year progress report covers the period January through June 2016 and is intended to provide an update on results achieved as measured against the full range of indicators included in the Emergency Appeal (EA) for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) 2016.

Cash distribution at UNRWA field office in Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
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2017
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This mid-year progress report covers the period January through June 2016 and provides an update on results achieved as measured against the full range of indicators included in the Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal (EA) for 2016. An annual report covering the whole of the year will be...

Screenshot of the promotion for the Health Talk Show, produced by the UNRWA Communications with Communities (CwC) team, and broadcast on UNRWA TV and its associated YouTube channel.
09 February 2017
Over the past year, the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for Visually Impaired implemented the Vision Project, which aimed to supplement and enrich the teaching of visually impaired children through the use of tablet computers and the Voice Dream Reader software
Operations and Achievements in Syria 2016
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2017
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2016 was be marked by escalating violence across Syria, impacting Palestine refugees, especially in Aleppo and Rif Damascus. Since 2012, 17 UNRWA staff members have lost their lives as a result of the conflict, including four in 2016 alone, in Khan Eshieh, Qabr Essit and Aleppo. Many more have...

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...