Official Statements

Crossroads of Crisis: Yarmouk, Syria and the Palestine Refugee Predicament
25 February 2014
Lecture by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of UNRWA at the American University of Beirut. Yesterday, in Syria, I visited Yarmouk and at a food distribution I met Um Ahmed. She and others were receiving UNRWA food parcels after months of extreme deprivation. Um Ahmed was asking questions: “I am a Palestinian...
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UNRWA’s Commissioner-General deplores the killing of 18, including five Palestine refugee children, in southern Syria
19 February 2014
I am shocked and outraged to have to report that at least 18 people were killed yesterday, including five Palestine refugee school children and an UNRWA staff member, when an explosive struck near UNRWA's Zeitoun school in Muzeirib, 11 km north-west of Dera'a in southern Syria, between 11:00 and 12:00. At least 20...
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11 February 2014
Statement attributable to UNRWA's Director of Operations in Syria, Michael Kingsley The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) strongly condemns the parties responsible for an explosion close to UNRWA’s Turaan School in Muzerib, 11 km north-west of Dera’a City, southern Syria, in which...
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Launching of the diabetes clinical audit report
11 February 2014
STATEMENT BY THE DEPUTY COMMISIONER-GENERAL, MARGOT ELLIS Amman The health of Palestine refugees remains a key priority for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). For over six decades, UNRWA has provided quality health services to our beneficiaries through our primary health care centres in five fields of...
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UNRWA Staff Union Strike in West Bank Ends
06 February 2014
The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Filippo Grandi, wishes to announce that the UNRWA staff strike in the West Bank has ended. Following President Abbas' firm request for the strike to be concluded, and the effective mediation of Prime Minister Hamdallah and his government, a framework document was signed tonight...
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