Official Statements

24 February 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the parties responsible for the explosions that were triggered in the market area of Sayyida Zeinab in southern rural Damascus on 21 February, resulting in deaths and injuries to dozens of Syrian and Palestinian civilians
Official Statements
Palestine refugees crowd the main street of Yarmouk in February 2014, for the first UNRWA food distribution after six months of siege. ©UNRWA.
01 February 2016
It is now two years since the iconic photo of thousands of bewildered, besieged civilians in the Palestine refugee camp of Yarmouk, Damascus was taken. Traumatized and drained of all emotion, children, women, the sick, the elderly, the dying waited in the besieged camp for food from UNRWA, the UN agency mandated to...
Official Statements
19 January 2016
Today, the Coordinator for Humanitarian and UN Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Robert Piper, and the Director of UNRWA Operations West Bank, Felipe Sanchez, called for an immediate end to Israeli plans to transfer Palestinian Bedouin currently living within the occupied Palestinian...
Official Statements
15 January 2016
Over the past few days there have been a range of reactions to the move by UNRWA to adapt its hospitalization support in Lebanon. The reasons for this adjusted policy include increasing support for tertiary care and alleviating the burden of costly surgical operations
Official Statements
© 2015 UNRWA Photo
08 January 2016
Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, Felipe Sanchez, has condemned the demolition of Bedouin homes in the West Bank by the Israeli authorities. “The humanitarian consequences of this destruction of property are grave and I am seriously concerned, particularly about the children who are now homeless”, said...
Official Statements