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18 UNRWA Staff Members Killed, 28 Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

Published : 17-07-2019

18 UNRWA Staff Members Killed, 28 Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

To date, 18 UNRWA staff members have perished as a result of the Syrian conflict and a further 28 are missing and/or detained.

UNRWA said victims were killed as a result of shelling, sniper attacks, bullet fire, abduction, or blasts across the war-ravaged Syrian territories.

UNRWA has 4,000 staff working in Syria. The Agency relies on its staff to run its core education, health and relief services in addition to providing humanitarian support to 450,000 Palestine refugees in the war-torn country.

UNRWA premises have sustained heavy damage in Syria, following violent onslaughts launched by the government forces and their war abettors on Palestinian refugee camps and communities of Yarmouk, Daraa, Khan Eshieh, Handarat, and AlMuzeireeb.

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and mandated to provide assistance and protection to some 5.4 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA across its five fields of operation. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip achieve their full human development potential, pending a just and lasting solution to their plight. 

UNRWA is confronted with an increased demand for services resulting from a growth in the number of registered Palestine refugees, the extent of their vulnerability and their deepening poverty. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions and financial support has been outpaced by the growth in needs. As a result, the UNRWA program budget, which supports the delivery of core essential services, operates with a large shortfall.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8907

To date, 18 UNRWA staff members have perished as a result of the Syrian conflict and a further 28 are missing and/or detained.

UNRWA said victims were killed as a result of shelling, sniper attacks, bullet fire, abduction, or blasts across the war-ravaged Syrian territories.

UNRWA has 4,000 staff working in Syria. The Agency relies on its staff to run its core education, health and relief services in addition to providing humanitarian support to 450,000 Palestine refugees in the war-torn country.

UNRWA premises have sustained heavy damage in Syria, following violent onslaughts launched by the government forces and their war abettors on Palestinian refugee camps and communities of Yarmouk, Daraa, Khan Eshieh, Handarat, and AlMuzeireeb.

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and mandated to provide assistance and protection to some 5.4 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA across its five fields of operation. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip achieve their full human development potential, pending a just and lasting solution to their plight. 

UNRWA is confronted with an increased demand for services resulting from a growth in the number of registered Palestine refugees, the extent of their vulnerability and their deepening poverty. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions and financial support has been outpaced by the growth in needs. As a result, the UNRWA program budget, which supports the delivery of core essential services, operates with a large shortfall.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8907