Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), speaking at a commemorative event marking the 65th anniversary of UNRWA. The event took place under the theme, “UNRWA@65: Sustaining Human Development and Protecting Rights of Palestine Refugees”. UN Photo/Cia Pak
05 June 2015
Palestine refugees today face an existential crisis on many fronts. Their isolation, exclusion and dispossession represent a time-bomb for the region, a denial of dignity and rights that must be addressed.
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) and German Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin. © German Federal Foreign Office
22 May 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has praised the remarkable support from Germany for Palestine refugees – particularly refugees in Gaza – during an official trip to Berlin this week. Germany is the second-largest supporter of the UNRWA response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the 2014 conflict in...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl © UNRWA
07 May 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has used his first official visit to Brazil to highlight the importance of the growing partnership between the Agency and the Latin American state.
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UNRWA distributes life-saving assistance to displaced civilians from Yarmouk in Yalda, April 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
30 April 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl highlighted the critical needs faced by Palestine refugees and was updated on France’s efforts to achieve durable peace in the Middle East during his first official visit to Paris this week.
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11 April 2015
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl is undertaking an urgent mission to Syria today, 11 April 2015, in coordination with the Office of the UN Secretary-General. The visit is prompted by UNRWA’s deepening concerns for the safety and protection of some 18,000...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl. © UNRWA Photo
30 March 2015
I am in the Yarmouk refugee camp, Damascus, during an aid delivery. A man approaches me and utters three words, “I am hungry”. The sunken eyes in his face are equally eloquent. His fragile frame expresses volumes. He speaks for a people brutalized, a people sick of war. He is a living symbol of the world’s failure to...
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Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria Michael Kingsley-Nyinah (left) and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl during a visit to Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, 10 March 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
11 March 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria on 9-11 March to demonstrate solidarity with Palestine refugees and UNRWA staff, who have endured extreme suffering during four years of conflict, and to advocate for expanded humanitarian access. In meetings with Syrian Government officials, Mr. Krähenbühl...
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