Syria Crisis

Mohammad Cheppih, Head of External Relations, Help Syria Through the Winter (HSTTW) and Sven Berthelsen, D/DUO UNRWA Jordan, shake hands following MOU signature. Amman, 3 March 2014.
03 March 2014
Amman In Amman, Sven Berthelsen, Deputy Director of Operations for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Jordan, accepted a generous contribution of US$ 50,000 from Help Syria Through the Winter Foundation (HSTTW), a humanitarian relief foundation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Dedicated to responding to the...
Press Releases
UNRWA humanitarian distribution, Yarmouk Camp, Damascus. 2014
09 March 2014
UNRWA has distributed 7,708 food parcels to Palestine refugees (PR) in Yarmouk since 18 January, facilitated by authorities on the ground. In this period 1,180 food parcels were distributed but access has been suspended since 28 February due to hostilities and on-going negotiations between the parties inside Yarmouk.
Emergency Reports
UNRWA’s Commissioner General firmly reiterates the need for unhindered humanitarian access after visiting Yarmouk Camp
24 February 2014
UNRWA’s Commissioner General, Filippo Grandi entered Yarmouk camp during the resumption of UNRWA’s humanitarian aid distribution this morning. He was shocked by the condition of the Palestine refugees he spoke to and the extent of war damage done to homes. “I am deeply disturbed and shaken by what I observed today...
Press Releases
Distribution of bedding kits to PRS
24 February 2014
In the reporting period, UNRWA delivered and distributed 2,144 food parcels to Palestine refugees (PR) in Yarmouk, facilitated by authorities on the ground: 810 food parcels on 4 February, 645 on 5 February, 500 on 6 February and 189 on 7 February. A further 280 were distributed on 19 February, for a total of 6,808...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA’s Commissioner-General deplores the killing of 18, including five Palestine refugee children, in southern Syria
19 February 2014
I am shocked and outraged to have to report that at least 18 people were killed yesterday, including five Palestine refugee school children and an UNRWA staff member, when an explosive struck near UNRWA's Zeitoun school in Muzeirib, 11 km north-west of Dera'a in southern Syria, between 11:00 and 12:00. At least 20...
Official Statements
Syria Crisis Response Update (issue no 69)
07 February 2014
Issue 69 (21 January – 3 February 2014) YARMOUK Food distributions In the reporting period, UNRWA delivered and distributed 4,272 food parcels to Palestine refugees (PR) in Yarmouk, facilitated by authorities on the ground. Twenty-six food parcels were distributed on 21 January; 1,026 on 30 January; 980 on 31 January...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA health centre Jaramana - Taghrid Mohammad UNRWA Archives
27 January 2014
At the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, in Kuwait City, UNRWA received a generous contribution of US$ 28.1 million from the United States of America.
Press Releases
Near al-Qazzaz intersection, Damascus, May 2013
23 January 2014
Amman On Thursday, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) organized a briefing to update a number of donor countries on the Syria Regional Crisis Response Plan, launched in December 2013 to outline the Agency’s plans to respond to the needs of Palestine refugees affected by the ongoing conflict. UNRWA...
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