Syria

Jaramana collective shelter, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
09 January 2017
Delivering vital assistance and services to Palestine refugees in Syria remains a major challenge for UNRWA. During 2016, the conflict in Syria has continued with intensity and unpredictability, resulting in further loss of civilian life and material destruction. Of the...
Mohammad accesses the cash assistance from UNRWA through the e-card programme, introduced in Jordan in April 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Christien van den Brink
27 December 2016
Mohammad Adnan Alwesh and his family – consisting of his wife Samah and their three kids, Tareq, Rayan and Adnan – fled from Yarmouk camp in Damascus in 2014. Their life in Amman has been far from easy since. Mohammad’s family are among the more than 3,500 Palestine refugee...
Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, November 2016
21 December 2016
In November, the situation in Eastern Aleppo worsened and Palestinian communities in Western Aleppo and Neirab camp continued to be intermittently affected by the increasing violence. In prevision of winter and potential displacement trends, UNRWA has been prepositioning...
Signing agreement between the German Development Bank (KfW) and UNRWA, with Jonas Blume (left), Director of the KfW Office in Ramallah, and Marc Lassouaoui (right), Chief of the UNRWA Donor Relations Division. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
14 December 2016
Earlier today, the German Development Bank signed agreements with UNRWA totaling EUR 18 million from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The contribution will support the return of 1,572 families to the newly reconstructed Nahr el-Bared Palestine...
Twelve-year-old Rana and her mother in Qabr Essit camp, Syria. October 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
07 December 2016
“It was late afternoon when my 12-year - old daughter Rana and her cousin went to the Sayyida Zeinab’s vegetable market at the entrance of Qabr Essit camp where we live,” explains Mahdiyeh Abdulhamid Abdallah, a mother of six. Sitting on the floor of her living room, with...
Signing agreement ceremony in Riyadh by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl and HE Dr. Abdullah al-Rabeeah, Adviser at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of KSRelief.© Courtesy of the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief)
07 December 2016
The King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief has contributed US$ 1 million to UNRWA to help provide urgently needed food assistance to Palestine refugees in Syria
Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, October 2016
01 December 2016
October 2016 was marked by a severe deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Khan Eshieh camp, south of Damascus. Increasing levels of armed conict, including shelling on the camp and its vicinity, continue to put the lives of approximately 8,000 Palestine refugees...