Syria

Syria Palestine Refugees Humanitarian Snapshot, February 2017
20 March 2017
UNRWA noted the escalation of violence in Dera’a Governorate, south of Damascus. Fighting among all parties to the conflict in the area at the end of February caused large displacement of families, impeded civilian access to live-saving aid and resulted in the deaths of...
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16 March 2017
Through #VoicesfromSyria, UNRWA is sharing six stories of Palestine refugees spanning three generations describing details of daily life in Syria. The narratives reveal extraordinary resilience, and hope is encapsulated in the song, ‘Dreaming of the Future’, recorded for...
Shrouq Kassab has been lives living with her family in UNRWA Damascus Training Centre collective shelter since 2013 after being displaced multiple times. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
15 March 2017
Being a fifth-year student in the Faculty of Medicine at Damascus, 23-year-old Shrouq Kassab is energetic and hardworking, hoping to become a surgeon one day. “I am now volunteering as a doctor in the Yalda district in Damascus once a month,” she explains
Ali Hussien lives in the Ariha School collective shelter in Khan Dunoun, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid
15 March 2017
Ali explains the difficulties of living in a shelter: “We live in a room with tiled walls, which makes the room colder during the winter. Sometimes, when my sister comes back from kindergarten, she cries because of the cold. I give her my jacket and I go play outside to...
Ma’moun Mersal, a Palestine refugee from Syria, managed to flee the conflict-ridden country three years ago. He now lives with his three kids, his wife and his mother in Beqaa Valley, Lebanon. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Christien van den Brink
15 March 2017
Ma’moun Mersal, a Palestine refugee from Syria, managed to flee the conflict-ridden country three years ago. He travelled to Lebanon with his three kids, his wife and his mother
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
10 March 2017
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...