emergency

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
10 March 2017
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...
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.
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