|Grandi Praises Lebanese Government’s Commitment|
|02 March 2010|
On his first trip to Lebanon as Commissioner-General, Filippo Grandi thanked the Lebanese government for their commitment to improving Palestine refugees’ living conditions.
|Job Creation Programme Helps to ‘Green Palestine’|
|25 February 2010|
Barbara Shenstone, director of operations for UNRWA in the West Bank, yesterday planted an olive tree in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, in support of a project to create jobs and ‘green’ the local area, which sits close to the Israeli settlement of Yitzar.
|Commissioner-General Ends Visit to Syria Field|
|24 February 2010|
UNRWA Commissioner-General, Filippo Grandi, closed his three-day visit to the UNRWA Syria field on a positive note. He said: “As long as UNRWA is not afraid of change, conditions will continue to improve.”
|UNRWA Commissioner-General, Filippo Grandi, Visits Syria|
|19 February 2010|
Newly appointed Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, Mr Filippo Grandi, will visit Syria from 21 to 23 February. He will be accompanied by Ms Margot Ellis, the new Deputy Commissioner-General.
|Students in north Lebanon celebrate graduation|
|18 February 2010|
Today 36 Palestine refugee students celebrated their graduation from UNRWA's North Vocational Training Centre in Lebanon. Around 80 per cent have already found employment, helping their community recover from the 2007 Nahr el-Bared camp conflict.
|US Government Contributes $40 million to UNRWA |
|04 February 2010|
At a signing ceremony in Dheisheh refugee camp today, US Consul General Daniel Rubinstein announced an initial US contribution of $40 million to UNRWA.
|UAE Red Crescent to send food for Gaza flood victims|
|29 January 2010|
The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent yesterday despatched to Gaza a convoy of sugar and flour worth 2 million dirhams (approximately $540,000) in response to an urgent appeal by UNRWA for food to ease the plight of refugees in Gaza.
|New population figures from UNRWA|
|22 January 2010|
According to a report published today by UNRWA, the total population of the occupied Palestinian territory grew by 30 per cent relative to the end of 1997.
|Secretary General Appoints New Commissioner-General and Deputy Commissioner-General|
|21 January 2010|
The Secretary-General, following consultations with the Advisory Commission of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), has appointed Filippo Grandi, of Italy, as the Commissioner General of UNRWA.
|Secretary-General Appoints New Deputy Commissioner-General|
|21 January 2010|
The Secretary-General has today appointed Ms Margot B. Ellis as Deputy Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
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