During his three-day mission to Germany, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) met with the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier (right), and several other high-level officials. Photo Courtesy of the German Federal Foreign Office
20 October 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Munich and Berlin on 17, 18 and 19 October for a series of high-level meetings aimed at further strengthening the strategic UNRWA-Germany partnership and increasing awareness of the Agency’s work
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Pierre Krähenbühl, UNRWA Commissioner Commissioner-General, and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission. Photo by Jennifer Jacquemart Courtesy of the European Union.
16 June 2016
During UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl’s visit to Brussels, Belgium, from 13 to 16 June 2016, the EU and UNRWA agreed to renew their Joint Declaration for the period from 2017 to 2020
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Khan Dunoun Camp, Rif Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
18 October 2016
Norway announced an additional US$ 5.5 million contribution to the Agency’s Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal, bringing their total contribution to the Appeal in 2016 to an unprecedented US$ 10.3 million
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UNRWA distributed ‘Dream Bags’ to 6,550 Palestine refugee students in the Gaza Strip, thanks to a generous contribution from RKK, a Japanese organization. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
17 October 2016
UNRWA has distributed ‘Dream Bags’ to dozens of Palestine refugee students across the Gaza Strip, thanks to a generous contribution from RKK- a Japanese organization
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) and Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Takeshi Okuba (right), shake hands. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Isabel De La Cruz
09 October 2016
The Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Takeshi Okubo, and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl signed an agreement for a approximately US$ 4 million contribution from Japan to support the Agency’s food assistance programme in Gaza for the fifth...
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06 October 2016
Members of the European Parliament’s Budget Control Committee and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs visited Lebanon and Jordan to observe the challenging conditions of Palestine refugees and the dedicated efforts of UNRWA to sustain services to this vulnerable population, assisted by generous...
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In this iconic photograph from the UNRWA Film and Photo Archive, a convoy of trucks carries refugees and their belongings from Gaza to Hebron in the West Bank. © 1949 UN Archives Photographer Unknown
22 September 2016
The Danish Representative Office in Ramallah, UNRWA and the Danish House in Palestine open a three-day exhibition featuring a selection of previously unpublished photos from the UNRWA Film and Photo Archive
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UNRWA distributed 695 live sheep to 2,085 Palestine refugee families in the Gaza Strip, through the “Supporting Poor Families during Al-Adha Eid” project, thanks to a generous contribution from Islamic Relief USA. ©UNRWA Gaza 2016. Photo by Tamer Hamam.
14 September 2016
On 8 and 10 September, UNRWA distributed 695 live sheep to 2,085 Palestine refugee families, thanks to a generous contribution from Islamic Relief USA (IR USA) for the Muslim Al-Adha Eid celebration
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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 Government of Italy, through the Italian Development Cooperation, has contributed EUR 6.6 million to UNRWA in support of the Agency’s core programmes and services. This represents a 61 per cent increase over the Italian contribution to the UNRWA Programme Budget in 2015 and is the first part of a total EUR 10...
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