Syria

Al-Neirabein School, Mazzeh, Damascus, Syria, July 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
24 August 2016
On a hot July morning, Mohammad-Raddi Henawi stands at the whiteboard at the front of the classroom of Al-Neirabeen School, working on a math equation. He is one of the thousands of displaced Palestine refugee children attending the UNRWA summer learning programme that prepares students to resume their schooling in...
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Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, July 2016
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Situation in Aleppo: The opposition-controlled areas of eastern Aleppo city, with an estimated civilian population of 250,000 to 300,000 people, have been cut off from humanitarian assistance since 7 July. In the last months, civilian infrastructure has been severely a¬ected by ongoing  ghting,...

Vocational Training, Homs. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
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For over five years, Syria’s youth have endured loss and hardship caused by the protracted civil war. The conflict is coupled with economic disintegration and social fragmentation, leaving youths feeling overwhelmed and insecure about their future.

To mitigate the impact of the crisis,...

© 2016 UNRWA Photo
12 August 2016
On 8 and 9 August, the UNRWA Syria Field Education Programme held its annual conference in Damascus to reflect on its achievements in promoting quality education to Palestine refugee children in Syria despite the significant challenges being faced
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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
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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...
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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
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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...