Official Statements

An UNRWA historic moment: UNRWA Commissioner-General briefing to the UN Security Council
31 July 2014
Mr President, Allow me to begin by expressing sincere appreciation to the United Nations Security Council for the invitation and the honor to deliver a briefing from Gaza City today. In this, the second of my visits to Gaza during this crisis, I have spent the last two days assessing the situation on the ground, the...
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UNRWA Strongly Condemns Israeli Shelling of Its School in Gaza as a Serious Violation of International Law
30 July 2014
Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a UN designated shelter in Gaza. Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the world stands disgraced. We have visited the site and gathered evidence. We have...
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Statement by the UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
24 July 2014
The scenes of carnage and human suffering that we witnessed today at our elementary school in Beit Hanoun were so appalling and intolerable, that it is difficult to find the words to convey adequately my indignation. As has happened so many times in this pitiless conflict, civilians are paying the highest price of the...
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Remarks of Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General  of UNRWA
14 July 2014
The Gaza Strip is once again experiencing very dramatic circumstances. The population of Gaza, including Palestine refugees, is once again enduring great suffering and many have lost their lives or sustained serious injuries. As Commissioner-General of UNRWA, I have come to Gaza, together with Humanitarian Coordinator...
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Statement by Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Robert Turner On the unfolding situation in the Strip
10 July 2014
Again the people of Gaza are suffering. The focus of the cameras will be on the dramatic footage created by massive airstrikes and people fleeing air raid sirens. But at the end of the day - in a wholesale manner – civilians in Gaza will suffer. Already 76 Gazans have reportedly been killed, including 10 children and...
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