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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.
Features
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi
07 November 2013
The Palestinian refugee question remains at the heart of the quest for peace in the Middle East. Like refugees from other protracted conflict situations, Palestine refugees continue to be living proof of a conflict unresolved across generations
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General visits Brussels
17 October 2013
During his visit to Brussels from 14 to 16 October, UNRWA Commissioner General Filippo Grandi, met with, among others, EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Parliament President Martin Schulz, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, as well as, Commissioner for International Cooperation,...
Features
“Palestine Refugees: An Unresolved Question at the Time of the Syria Crisis”
06 October 2013
Lecture by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4 October 2013 Thank you, Professor Scalercio, for your introduction. Allow me to also thank Paulo Esteves and the Instituto de Relações...
Official Statements
Arab and Other Donors Vow Increased Support for UNRWA
27 September 2013
Partners have pledged support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) at a Ministerial meeting held in the margins of the UN General Assembly.
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