Commissioner-General

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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H. E. Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Credit: © European Union 2015 – European Parliament
07 March 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Brussels from 2 to 4 March to meet senior representatives of the European Union and the Belgian Government.
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First official visit of UNRWA Commissioner-General to The Hague
07 March 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl made his first official visit in office to The Hague on 5 March to discuss the cooperation between UNRWA and the Netherlands, and the current situation in UNRWA's Fields of operation. Mr. Krähenbühl met with Mr. Bert Koenders, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, senior...
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01 February 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, visited Lebanon from 28 until 30 January, where he met with the Lebanese Prime Minister, Tamam Salam, Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri, a number of senior Lebanese officials and diplomatic representatives, including the Ambassador of Palestine to Lebanon.
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27 November 2014
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl made his first official visit in office to Oslo on 26-27 November to discuss the cooperation between UNRWA and Norway, and the current situation in UNRWA’s Fields of operation. Mr. Krähenbühl met with Foreign Minister Børge Brende, senior government officials, members of...
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Statement by Pierre Krähenbühl Commissioner-General of UNRWA on the occasion of the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
25 November 2014
As we mark International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, pressures on Palestinians and Palestine refugees are immense and the threats to their lives, livelihoods and future are of such magnitude that hope is desperately needed somewhere on the horizon. Hope in this most unstable region can only be...
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