Gaza

Statement by Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Robert Turner On the unfolding situation in the Strip
10 July 2014
Again the people of Gaza are suffering. The focus of the cameras will be on the dramatic footage created by massive airstrikes and people fleeing air raid sirens. But at the end of the day - in a wholesale manner – civilians in Gaza will suffer. Already 76 Gazans have reportedly been killed, including 10 children and...
Official Statements
Gaza Situation Report 2
10 July 2014
Due to the dramatic escalation in violence over the past few days and the massive assault on Gaza, UNRWA has declared an emergency in all five areas of the Gaza Strip. It is closely monitoring the situation and stands ready to mount an emergency response should that become necessary. The priority for the Agency at...
Emergency Reports
09 July 2014
Due to the escalation in violence over the past 24 hours, UNRWA has declared an emergency in all five areas of the Gaza Strip and is closely monitoring the situation. The priority for the Agency continues to be its regular operations, however, urgent funding needs persist.
Emergency Reports
02 July 2014
UNRWA is increasingly disturbed by the rising levels of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Official Statements
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Campaign for the Relief of the Palestinian People in Gaza contributes $540,000 million
02 July 2014
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Campaign for the Relief of the Palestinian People in Gaza will generously donate $540,000 towards food distribution in Gaza starting from the month of Ramadan.
Press Releases
Saudi Arabia Supports Education and Health for Palestine Refugees
01 July 2014
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), has donated US$ 89.5 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). On 30 June, two agreements, to support UNRWA projects in the West Bank and Gaza, were signed in Riyadh by SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director HE...
Press Releases
An Unsustainable Refugee Crisis
20 June 2014
Op Ed for World Refugee Day by the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, Pierre Krähenbühl One hundred and twenty children were recently allowed out of Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, to sit public exams. The fourteen-year-olds emerged from the apocalyptic city-scape...
Features
Statement of the Commissioner-General at the Meeting of the UNRWA Advisory Commission
17 June 2014
From my first visits to Palestine, both West Bank and Gaza, to Syria, to Lebanon and to Jordan and from my discussions with refugees and UNRWA colleagues, a powerful sense has emerged of the sheer unsustainability of the situation of Palestine refugees
Official Statements
29 May 2014
Thanks to a very generous US$ 43.5 million contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD)
Press Releases