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
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© 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...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (right) addresses representatives of donor and host countries at the UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shafiq Fahed
16 November 2015
UNRWA went through a special and demanding year and I am very satisfied that we have all together rediscovered the deep importance of dignity and accountability towards Palestine refugees
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Former UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi. © 2012 UNRWA Photo
12 November 2015
Statement by UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness We are delighted by the appointment of Filippo Grandi as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It is great news for refugees worldwide. UNRWA colleagues wish Filippo and UNHCR every success. It is also great news for Palestine refugees to have someone in...
Official Statements