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 who rely on UNRWA to provide for their minimum...
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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.”
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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 young Palestine refugees who ran from Syria to...
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© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
17 February 2017
Mohammed Abdi Adar, a Somali national, assumed his duties as Director of UNRWA in the Syrian Arab Republic on 1 February 2017
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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...

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 to the ongoing Syria crisis.
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Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
02 February 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
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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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