Palestine Refugees

Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) Vice Chairman and Managing Director H.E. Eng. Yousef Ibrahim Al-Bassam (second from left) and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from right) during the signing ceremony. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
20 May 2015
The Government of Saudi Arabia has signed seven agreements totaling US$ 111.5 million in assistance for Palestine refugees through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
Press Releases
18 May 2015
Belgium has announced a new contribution of EUR 18.75 million spanning 2015-2017 that will help UNRWA provide essential health, education, relief, social services and emergency relief assistance for Palestine refugees.
Press Releases
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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2015 UNRWA photo
01 May 2015
US$ 1.37 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through KfW Development Bank and the Japanese Government, available as first instalment for supporting home repairs of severe damages, will reach 388 refugee families across the Gaza Strip next week. They will...
Press Releases
25 March 2015
As part of its continued early recovery response to the summer 2014 conflict in Gaza, UNRWA is providing exceptional food parcels to approximately 47,000 families across the Strip.
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© UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
19 February 2015
UNRWA last month was forced to suspend its cash assistance programme supporting repairs and providing rental subsidies to Palestine refugee families in Gaza
Emergency Reports
UNRWA Commissioner General Calls for Resolute Political Action
19 November 2014
The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre Krähenbühl, has said that “the pressures on Palestinians and Palestine refugees are immense and the threats to their lives, livelihoods and future are of such magnitude that hope is needed somewhere on the horizon. Hope”, he added, “in this most unstable region - can only and...
Press Releases
Gaza Situation Report 11
19 July 2014
On 7 July, in response to escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, UNRWA declared an emergency in all five areas of the Gaza Strip. The number of displaced people has since gone beyond the peak number from the 2008/9 conflict, and now exceeds 50,000 in 44 UNRWA schools in addition to thousands more who are...
Emergency Reports