The year 2016 continued to be marked by escalating violence across Syria, impacting Palestine refugees, especially in Aleppo and Rif Damascus. Since 2012, 17 UNRWA sta. members have lost their lives as a result of the con.ict, including four in 2016 alone, in Khan Eshieh, Qabr Essit and Aleppo. Many more have sustained life-changing injuries. The protracted war has also had brutal consequences for civilians. UNRWA has adjusted its regular programmes to better meet the needs of the 450,000 Palestine refugees remaining in Syria, of which over 60 per cent have been internally displaced. Humanitarian access continued to be constrained in various places, including in Dera'a, Khan Eshieh and Yarmouk. Prior to the war, 560,000 refugees registered with UNRWA in Syria lived in a number of gatherings – both o.cial and uno.cial camps. Today, .ve of the 12 o.cial/uno.cial Palestine refugee camps have been either destroyed or remain inaccessible to the Agency. These include; Ein elTal camp in north-east Aleppo, Yarmouk in south of Damascus, Sbeineh camp 14 km south of Damascus, Khan Eshieh camp 27 km south-west of Damascus and Dera’a camp, south of Dera’a City.
Document Type: Factsheet, Infographic
Document Sources: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
Subject: Access and movement, Armed conflict, Assistance, Children, Education and culture, Food, Health, Human rights and international humanitarian law, Humanitarian relief, Internally displaced persons, Living conditions, Middle East situation, Poverty, Protection, Refugee camps, Refugees and displaced persons, Security issues, Shelter, Water, Women
Publication Date: 23/02/2017