Official Statements

17 January 2012
I thank you for attending today’s launch of the 2012 Emergency Appeal. Since the outbreak of the al Aqsa intifada in 2000, UNRWA has issued Emergency Appeals to respond to the humanitarian consequences of this and subsequent conflicts in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Official Statements
28 November 2011
It has been a year of momentous changes in the Middle East. Circumstances have been diverse in different countries, but firm, courageous and clear calls for human rights and freedoms, better governance, a more equitable share of resources, and improved living conditions, have similarly resonated throughout the Arab...
Official Statements
22 November 2011
I am truly honoured to have been invited to deliver the opening address in a conference about Palestine refugees, a community in whose history UNRWA has such a special place.
Official Statements
16 November 2011
Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi delivered the 2011 Barbara Harrell-Bond Lecture at the University of Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre, on Palestine refugees in the Middle East context.
Official Statements
04 November 2011
Due to a temporary shortage in operational cash flow, UNRWA’s Main Fund will now need to delay the payment of all non-critical payments to creditors. This delay in payments to creditors is deeply regretted and will be lifted as soon as conditions permit.
Official Statements