Syria

Courtesy of the Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs
24 January 2017
“The world should not forget some 560,000 Palestine refugees from whose lives have been impacted by the deepening conflict in Syria,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl is to tell an international conference on the Syria crisis held in Helsinki
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Oum Moussa tells her story at the launch of the 2017 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal in Lebanon. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
20 January 2017
Oum Moussa, a mother of four from Khan Eshieh camp, fled the war in Syria with her family and sought refuge in Burj Barajneh camp in Beirut, where she faces the challenges of life in Lebanon with courage and the hope of returning to her country
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Syria Palestine Refugees Humanitarian Snapshot, December 2016
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In Khan Eshieh camp in Rif Damascus, a truce was signed between the Government of Syria and the Armed Opposition Groups at the end of November 2016. Subsequently, an inter-agency convoy was authorized to access civilians trapped in the besieged area. On 16 December, UNRWA participated in the...

Raghad Abdelhaq, Latakia, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
19 January 2017
As part of My Voice-My School, Palestine refugee students from three classrooms in Syria have been exchanging ideas about education and the future with their peers in the United Kingdom and Germany
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Mohammad al-Rameh, Neirab camp, Aleppo, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Abu Zeido
16 January 2017
“The price of food has largely increased because the roads are no longer safe and living costs have become more expensive,” explains Mohammad a 52-year-old vegetable seller and father of six from Neirab camp in Aleppo, Syria
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
12 January 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl recounts his encounter with Rana, a Palestine refugee from Qabr Essit refugee camp in southern rural Damascus who lost one of her legs as a result of a double car bomb attack that killed more than 120 people and injured dozens. Mr. Krähenbühl said that Rana spoke to him...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (centre) launches the 2017 UNRWA emergency appeals for the oPt and the Syria regional crisis, Palais des Nations, Geneva. 9 January 2017. UN Photo by Violaine Martin
09 January 2017
UNRWA launched today two international appeals totaling US$ 813 million to fund the emergency response to the crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and to meet the critical humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria, including those displaced into...
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