Syria

Safe learning space, Damascus, Syria. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
04 August 2017
In conflict-torn Syria, UNRWA has set up eight safe learning spaces and 22 recreational playgrounds in communities and shelters to provide children with a protected environment to continue with their learning and engage in recreational activities, building their social...
Syria Emergency Response Progress Highlights
03 August 2017
According to a verification exercise conducted at the end of 2016, 438,000 Palestine refugees remain in Syria. Out of those, 418,000 individuals, or 95 per cent, rely on humanitarian assistance, including cash, food and non-food items, to survive and 254,000 were displaced...
UNRWA Field Office, Damascus, Syria. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
31 July 2017
In Syria, 95 per cent of Palestine refugees require emergency aid from UNRWA. In 2017, the Agency appeals for US$ 411 million for its humanitarian response to the Syria crisis
26 July 2017
During the first half of 2017, UNRWA continued to provide humanitarian assistance and deliver basic services. Two rounds of cash and food assistance were distributed, reaching 410,157 and 359,336 Palestine refugees, respectively, as compared to three planned in the Appeal...
Syria Palestine Refugees Humanitarian Snapshot, June 2017
25 July 2017
In June, the security situation continued to deteriorate in the south. The situation in Dera’a city and camp, Jilien, and Muzeirib remained extremely tense due to the heavy shelling, mortars and clashes, amid airstrikes. In Rif Damascus, violent clashes continued in Yarmouk...
UNRWA Al-Ariha School collective shelter, Khan Dunoun, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
21 July 2017
This report covers the UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis response during the period from January through December 2016 and is intended to provide an update on results achieved as measured against the full range of indicators included in the Emergency Appeal (EA) for the 2016...
Separated by the war, Siham and Hamida reunite in Aleppo, Syria. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Samy Bayrakdar
14 July 2017
Two elderly sisters from Syria were unexpectedly reunited at a gathering for seniors, organized by the UNRWA Area Support Office team, after being separated during the Battles for Aleppo