Syria

Myasar Othman lives with her children in the Damascus Training Centre, along with 180 other Palestine refugee families displaced by the war. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2017
Myasar Othman carefully folds her children’s blankets in her room at the Damascus Training Centre, located on the hillside southwest of the city. The 40-year-old mother of three now lives in the UNRWA facility, which accommodates in its classrooms more than 180 Palestine...
Alia Shehabi, Alliance Distribution Centre, Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 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. A child of the Nakba, she grew up in Damascus, a city she loved. She never thought that in her old age, she, along with the...
Abdallah Mohammad al-Sahli, Damascus, Syria. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2017
Every morning, when the weather is good, Abdallah Mohammad al-Sahli sits on one of the benches in the sunny courtyard of the Damascus Training Centre collective shelter. The 77-year-old usually likes to walk around and enjoy the relative calm, away from the crowded shelter
Syria Palestine Refugees Humanitarian Snapshot, December 2016
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2017
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The fourth quarter of 2016 continued to be marked by a sharp escalation of armed violence across the country. The situation in Aleppo deteriorated, claiming the lives of many civilians, including Palestine refugees. In Khan Eshieh, in southern Rif Damascus, direct shelling destroyed civilian...

Cash distribution at UNRWA Field Office, Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
08 March 2017
The European Commission for Humanitarian Operations (ECHO) has contributed a total of EUR 5 million (US$ 5.4 million) to UNRWA in support of the Agency’s emergency response in Syria
Shrouq Kassab is a fifth-year medical student studying in Damascus to pursue her dreams of becoming a surgeon. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
08 March 2017
A fifth-year student in the Faculty of Medicine at Damascus University, 23-year-old Shrouq Kassab is energetic and hardworking and hopes to become a surgeon one day.
© 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
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...