UN: Palestinians in Syria camp 'traumatised'

2014-02-25 15:01

The chief of the UN relief agency supporting Palestinian refugees says he is "deeply disturbed and shaken" by the despair and destruction he'd seen in a camp in the Syrian capital.

Syria foes set to end talks, little progress

2014-01-31 10:37

Syria's warring sides are expected to wrap up their first peace talks without concrete progress on ending violence, a political transition or ensuring humanitarian aid.

Syria conflict affects Palestinian aid

2013-09-26 08:50

Displaced Palestinians are losing out to Syrians in desperate need of aid, and the UN is asking Arab countries to bolster funding for its agency mandated with helping Palestinian refugees.

Twin suicide blasts hit Damascus

2013-01-18 21:00

Two car bombs have exploded in southern Syria, while a rocket has slammed into a building in the north, in a spike in civil war violence.

Palestinians flee attacked Syria camp

2011-08-15 19:53

More than 5 000 Palestinian refugees have fled a camp in the Syrian town of Latakia, under fire from Syrian troops.

Gaza kids break world record

2010-07-23 15:38

Children from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip have broken the world record for dribbling basketballs, says a United Nations Relief and Work Agency official.

Gaza to be supplied legally

2010-05-04 22:32

The United Nations has no plans to break the Israeli sea blockade of the Gaza Strip but would weigh all legal options to deliver badly needed supplies.


Syria forces step up attacks on Aleppo

2014-02-03 11:24

Syrian forces have bombarded Aleppo with barrel bombs and air raids for a second day, with scores of people killed in 48 hours, a monitor says, after peace talks ended inconclusively.

20 000 in Syria's Yarmuk camp face starvation

2014-01-29 08:26

Besieged since June, nearly 20 000 people in Damascus' Yarmuk Palestinian camp are so desperate for food that many eat stray animals to survive.

Gaza marathon cancelled over ban on women

2013-03-05 23:28

A UN aid agency has cancelled the Gaza marathon after Hamas banned women runners.

SA gives R2m to Palestinian body

2012-10-09 17:30

South Africa will contribute R2m to the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees, Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim says.

Lebanon Palestinians get work rights

2010-08-18 22:12

The UN has welcomed the Lebanese decision to lift an employment ban affecting some 400 000 Palestinian refugees living in camps across the country.

Britain to give £19m to Gaza

2010-06-05 22:45

Britain is to give £19m to help support schools and health clinics for Gazan refugees, the government says.

US ups Palestinian aid by $55m

2009-06-10 21:14

The United States has announced it is contributing $55.3m to UNRWA, the UN's Palestinian refugee relief agency.

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