UNRWA
International Organization based in occupied Palestinian territory

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27 Jan 2015 description

Throughout December 2014, Yarmouk and its surrounding areas have seen a serious escalation in armed conflict, with frequent exchanges of fire and use of heavy weapons including by groups inside Yarmouk. The risks faced by UNRWA distribution staff and refugees attempting to collect assistance have increased considerably. As a result, UNRWA was only able to provide successful distribution and health provision on three days between 1 and 31 December. Approximately 400 food parcels are required each day to meet the minimum food needs of this extremely vulnerable population.

27 Jan 2015 description

The winter storm that battered the region in early January brought several dozen centimetres of snow, gale-force winds and torrential rain. According to media reports, the freezing storm led to at least five deaths in Gaza and 11 in Syria. For Palestine refugees, the past few weeks have certainly not been a walk in a winter wonderland. In parts of Syria, temperatures dipped to -11°C. For those living in inadequate shelters, this has meant that children in particular are made especially vulnerable to respiratory tract infections and similar illnesses.

27 Jan 2015 description

26 JANUARY 2015

Our spokesperson Chris Gunness has the following to say on the situation in Yarmouk Camp

"UNRWA was not able to distribute humanitarian assistance in Yarmouk today, 26 January.

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27 Jan 2015 description

CONSULTANCY - TERMS OF REFERENCE

20 Jan 2015 description

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST – UNRWA

18 Jan 2015 description

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST UNRWA

13 Jan 2015 description

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST UNRWA