Syria

Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, April - June 2016
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Humanitarian context: The second 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 camp in southern rural Damascus, direct...

09 August 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria from 6 to 8 August, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and government officials
Press Releases
Al-Neirabein School, Mazzeh, Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
29 July 2016
Giving children access inclusive quality education provides them with the opportunity to change their lives for the better. Educate A Child (EAC) is a worldwide initiative launched by Qatar’s Education Above All Foundation that aims to reduce the number of children denied their right to education. Since 2013, UNRWA...
Features
Yalda Distribution Point, Yalda, Southern Damascus, Syria, February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
26 July 2016
The United States is contributing US$ 25 million to UNRWA in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal. The funds will support emergency operations in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan
Press Releases
© 2016 UNRWA
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National school exams commenced on 3 May for grades 1 through 12. In June, permission was granted for 47 grade 12 students from Khan Eshieh camp, 47 from Lebanon, and 45 from Yarmouk to travel to Damascus to sit for their examinations. The students were hosted in several facilities in central...

18 July 2016
In the early evening of 17 July, Yaser Mahmoud Shuaeeb, a driver for UNRWA in Aleppo, was struck by shrapnel fragments in his back as he was getting off a bus on Nile Street on his way home
Press Releases
16 July 2016
Old accusations against UNRWA’s school in Rameh, Syria have been recirculated following the attack in Nice yesterday. These centre on a Facebook posting of a vehicle ramming a group of people. The posting concerned is from an “imposter page” that was not authorized by UNRWA and was removed by Facebook nearly a year ago
Official Statements
05 July 2016
UNICEF and UNRWA condemn attack reportedly killing civilians and destroying homes as well as a child friendly space in Khan Eshieh camp and call on those responsible to cease actions that endanger civilian life and civilian infrastructure in Syria
Press Releases