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During his three-day mission to Germany, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) met with the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier (right), and several other high-level officials. Photo Courtesy of the German Federal Foreign Office
20 October 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Munich and Berlin on 17, 18 and 19 October for a series of high-level meetings aimed at further strengthening the strategic UNRWA-Germany partnership and increasing awareness of the Agency’s work
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl (left) met with the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström (right), and several other senior officials during his two-day mission to Sweden. Photo Courtesy of Emelie Borg
21 October 2016
On 21 October, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl concluded a two-day visit to Stockholm, during which he met with senior government officials, parliamentarians, and researchers to highlight the long-standing partnership between Sweden and UNRWA and raise awareness of the current challenges facing Palestine...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) addresses the Nahr el Bared reconstruction meeting, calling on the international community to support the camp’s reconstruction. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
06 October 2016
The European Union has allocated EUR 12 million in support of UNRWA efforts for the reconstruction of the Nahr el‑Bared Camp in Lebanon. These funds come in addition to the EUR 24 million previously donated by the European Union to contribute to rebuilding the NBC
Press Releases
09 August 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria from 6 to 8 August, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and government officials
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Queen Rania and Commissioner-General Discuss Support for Gaza
27 July 2014
As violence in the Gaza Strip seriously worsens the plight of the 1.8 million people trapped in the coastal enclave, support and solidarity from the international community becomes increasingly important. On 27 July UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl met at UNRWA Headquarters in...
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Statement by the CG of UNRWA, Filippo Grandi
20 December 2013
It has been one year since Yarmouk, the vast suburb of Damascus
Official Statements
From Mohammed Assaf, a Song for Solidarity
25 November 2013
UNRWA is proud to welcome its Youth Ambassador Mohammed Assaf to United Nations Headquarters in New York. As the first goodwill ambassador in UNRWA history, he will join the Agency, the United Nations and Member States as they mark the thirty-fifth International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, on 25...
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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
Statement by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, at the Opening Session of the Advisory Commission
18 November 2013
UNRWA was created to support refugees in their darkest hour - just after they were forced to leave their homes and land - and it has been with them ever since, trying to wrestle opportunities out of the challenging crises which a people exiled throughout a troubled region has had to face for more than six decades
Official Statements
UNRWA needs over $40 million, Commissioner-General says
13 November 2013
"UNRWA is working in an emergency mode almost everywhere in the region where it operates," UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi tells UN Radio.
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