Syria

Fatima receives UNRWA food assistance at the Alliance Distribution Centre in Damascus. It helps her family of seven meet their minimum nutritional needs. © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
17 June 2015
Food assistance provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), made possible by generous funding from the United Arab Emirates, is a crucial source of sustenance for Fatima and her six children. The family is among the 480,000 Palestine refugees in Syria...
Students from Haifa School in Beirut who took part in #myvoicemyschool, November 2014. © 2014 UNRWA Photo
12 June 2015
“When the explosion happened, I was scared,” says Hasan, a Palestine refugee from Syria now living in Beirut, to his peers in England over Skype. “I thought it was the end of the world. I couldn’t see anything in front of me.”
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...
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
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
Syria Palestine Refugees Humanitarian Snapshot, January - March 2017
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On 30 March, UNRWA participated in the second inter-agency convoy to Khan Eshieh camp since access was resumed in December 2016. 

Syria Palestine Refugees Humanitarian Snapshot, March 2017
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Fighting increased in Eastern Ghouta, causingmajor displacement, including for Palestine refugee families. In response to recent developments, UNRWA distributed vital food and non-food assistance to Palestine refugees newly displaced from Qaboun and Barzeh. The Agency also assisted internally...

© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
06 April 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl says war-related trauma was often underestimated by the international community
Students go back to school in Alliance, Jaramana camp, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
04 April 2017
The devastating impact of the war in Syria has not diminished the academic achievement of students in UN-run schools, according to figures released by UNRWA at the Syria conference in Brussels