Official Statements

05 December 2013
Damascus UNRWA condemns the killing of another of its staff, the tenth to die as a result of the Syria conflict. Suzan Ghazazweh, a teacher at Abbasyyeh School, Muzeirib, was killed by shrapnel in her home in the afternoon of 2 December when a shell struck her residence in Shamal Al Khatt Quarter, Dera’a. The...
Official Statements
UNRWA Pledging Conference
04 December 2013
"For 2014, we have developed a core budget of 687 million USD with nearly zero growth," Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis says at the UNRWA 2014 Pledging Conference
Official Statements
29 November 2013
By United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon This annual Solidarity Day is an opportunity to reflect on the critical situation faced by the Palestinian people and to consider our collective contributions and responsibilities as Governments, international or civil society organizations, towards Israeli-Palestinian...
Official Statements
26 November 2013
Statement by Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, Director of UNRWA Syria Field Office Damascus The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) expresses its deep sorrow at the death, on 24 November, of Mohammad Suheil Yousef Awwad, the ninth staff member to be killed as a result of the Syria conflict. Mr. Awwad died when a...
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Closing Remarks by Filippo Grandi,  Commissioner-General of UNRWA  at the Advisory Commission Meeting
20 November 2013
I want to underscore again our urgent worry for Syria’s trapped refugee communities, especially in Yarmouk, the challenges posed to Lebanon by the refugee flow, and our concerns about an impending social and economic implosion of Gaza with grave consequences for its population and for the security and stability of the...
Official Statements