Syria

21 October 2016
UNRWA condemns killing of four Palestine refugees as they attempted to leave the Khan Eshieh Palestine refugee camp. It calls on those responsible to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law and demands that the parties to the conflict do their utmost to protect civilian life in accordance with...
Official Statements
Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, September 2016
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September marked the beginning of the new academic year. UNRWA schools opened for 44,597 students to attend regular classes, with services provided by 1,860 UNRWA teachers in 45 UNRWA schools and 56 schools managed by the Ministry of Education. Overall, the number of students enrolled in UNRWA...

Khan Dunoun Camp, Rif Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
18 October 2016
Norway announced an additional US$ 5.5 million contribution to the Agency’s Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal, bringing their total contribution to the Appeal in 2016 to an unprecedented US$ 10.3 million
Press Releases
06 October 2016
UNRWA calls on all parties to the conflict in Syria to comply with international law and stop conducting hostilities in civilian residential areas, including Palestine refugee camps
Official Statements
29 September 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the parties responsible for the shelling of one of its schools in Khan Eshieh in Syria
Official Statements
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Throughout August, UNRWA delivered its Summer Learning Programme (SLP), a central component of the Agency-wide Education in Emergencies programme (EiE). The 2016 programme, which started on 29 June, is divided into catch-up classes and summer learning activities. A total of 10,499 students...

“I studied well for the exams despite the conflict. Education is my only hope to keep going forward and I will not give up on it,” said Haytham Matar, a student from Darayya who recently completed his final exams in Damascus. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
05 September 2016
The final exams this year came as a relief to young Syrians and Palestine refugees as the conflict continues in its sixth year. Gathered at the UNRWA Palestine School and the Said al-Ass Institute in Damascus, they expressed how difficult it was for them to prepare for their official exams amid the intensified...
Features
UNRWA Damascus Training Centre collective shelter, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
29 August 2016
As the war continues for the sixth year in Syria, front-line humanitarian workers risk their own lives to save others and alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable
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