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Originally from Darayya, on the outskirts of Damascus, Haytham Matar is one of the many refugees who left their homes when the shelling became too dangerous in 2012. He and his family sought refuge in Khan Eshieh camp. His case illustrates the situation of internally displaced youth whose education has been disrupted as a result of the conflict in Syria. In spite of these dramatic circumstances, he holds onto his hope for the future and his dream of becoming a surgeon. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
19 September 2016
“The world needs to care because the situation of Palestine refugees has never been as critical since 1948 and 1967, because the lack of political horizon and personal opportunities is draining them of their hope, creativity and resolve,” says UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl on Indian Standard Time
05 September 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl speaks to Siddharth Varadarajan of Rajya Sabha TV about the struggles and hopes of Palestine refugees and the challenges facing the UN Agency. Watch the interview
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File: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
08 September 2016
“I stand before you with an urgent and simple message: the necessity to keep alive hope and dignity for Palestine Refugees,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the assembled delegates at the 146th session of the Arab League’s Council of Ministries of Foreign Affairs
Official Statements
01 September 2016
The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre Krähenbühl, carried out his first official trip to India this week in order to build stronger relations between the Agency and India
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
Press Releases
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl meets with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium Didier Reynders during his visit to Brussels on 14 June 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Frederick Swinnen
15 June 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Belgium to express appreciation for the strength and quality of the partnership between the Kingdom and the Agency
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from left) addresses UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting in Amman. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Isabel de la Cruz
30 May 2016
“The challenges we are addressing require extraordinary resolve because field realities are truly dramatic,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting held in Amman, 30 May 2016
Official Statements
© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
23 May 2016
By UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl with the Director-General of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Giampaolo Cantini, and the Director of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, Laura Frigenti. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Giorgia Alvino
18 May 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl concluded Tuesday a two-day mission to Italy, where he met with senior government officials, parliamentarians, representatives from non-governmental organizations and local media to raise awareness about the work of UNRWA and the current situation facing Palestine refugees
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