Official Statements

03 October 2014
UNRWA is outraged by the twin bomb attacks on Al Makhzoumi School in Homs on 1 October. The United Nations Secretary-General has also condemned the attack. Initial reports indicate that at least 39 people were killed in the incident, of whom 30 were children. Three Palestine refugee children lost their lives and a...
Official Statements
Statement of the Commissioner-General on the opening of the school year in Gaza
14 September 2014
As we start the school year, let us first join together in honoring the memory of the 500 children killed during the conflict - an average of ten a day. Let us remember and honor the 3,000 injured children, of which the UN believes 1,000 will have some form of physical disability for the rest of their lives. The...
Official Statements
Fact Sheet: Shelter Assessments and Assistance Packages
11 September 2014
Shelter Assessments As part of their continued assistance to Palestinian families in Gaza, the National Consensus Government’s Ministry of Public Works, in partnership with UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency) and UNDP (the United Nations Development Programme) have commenced joint shelter assessments of...
Official Statements
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
08 September 2014
In first major policy address since the ceasefire announced on 26 August, Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, asked the Council of Foreign Ministers of the League of Arab States for US$ 47 million for Gaza Recovery, 7 September 2014
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UNRWA condemns the killing of thirteenth staff member in SyriaUNRWA condemns the killing of thirteenth staff member in Syria
26 August 2014
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) strongly condemns the parties responsible for the killing of its thirteenth staff member in Syria on Thursday, 21 August. Mohammad Mizel, a teacher at Tiberias School, Dera’a, died when a vehicle he was travelling in was struck by gunfire as he...
Official Statements