crisis

“How Much Longer?”
17 January 2014
Statement by the International Humanitarian Community How much longer must children suffer from hunger? How much longer must women die in childbirth for lack of medical care? How much longer must we be barred from the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus and the many thousands of desperate and vulnerable...
Official Statements
09 January 2014
Human Appeal International (HAI) provided the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) with 254 vouchers to buy winter clothes from Daraghmeh Stores. The vouchers, worth US$ 24 each, were distributed to Syrian and Palestinian children who, having fled the conflict in Syria, are currently attending UNRWA schools...
Press Releases
05 December 2013
Beirut On 4 December, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) welcomed a delegation from the United Kingdom to the Palestine refugee camp of Dbayeh, on the outskirts of Beirut. The delegation, led by Simon Gass, Director General, Political at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was accompanied by Roger...
Press Releases
29 November 2013
UNRWA is launching a nationwide winterization assistance plan, starting on 5 December, for Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) who have recorded their details with the Agency in Lebanon.
Press Releases
26 November 2013
Statement by Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, Director of UNRWA Syria Field Office Damascus The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) expresses its deep sorrow at the death, on 24 November, of Mohammad Suheil Yousef Awwad, the ninth staff member to be killed as a result of the Syria conflict. Mr. Awwad died when a...
Official Statements
UNRWA and US Meet PRS in Beqaa
22 November 2013
Ann Dismorr, Lebanon field director for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), accompanied a delegation from the United States, headed by Kelly Clements, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), to Quob Elias in the mid-Beqaa area
Press Releases
UNRWA and ANERA Expand Cooperation in Lebanon
21 November 2013
Ann Dismorr, Director of Affairs in Lebanon for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) met on 21 November 2013 with Bill Corcoran, President and CEO of the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)
Press Releases
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