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Despite constraints, UN agency delivers for Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria

Date Published: 
06/05/2013
Summary: 

Should we keep a school open, or not; should the health centre shut its doors, or not. These are just some of the questions the dedicated staff members of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have to answer on a daily basis as they carry out their work in embattled Syria. (..) The conflict has led the Agency to explore new and more creative ways to distribute its assistance. (..) Staff members also send refugees text messages informing them of the timing and locations of ATM card and food distributions, and cooperate with other partners such as the World Food Programme (WFP) to deliver food assistance in areas experiencing armed violence.