Palestine Refugees

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.
Press Releases
© 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
Promoting Quality Education for Palestine Refugee Children Against All Odds
30 May 2014
On 18 and 19 May, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Syria field education programme held its annual conference in Damascus to prepare for the forthcoming school year and to reflect on its achievements in promoting education for Palestine refugee children in spite of myriad challenges in Syria.
Press Releases
The Abu Ruww family home before UNRWA rehabilitation
11 April 2014
For over 12 years, Fahmi Salameh Abu Ruwwa, a Palestine refugee living in Tulkarm, watched helplessly as his family’s life deteriorated.
Support from UAE for Palestine Refugees in Syria
04 April 2014
The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, welcomed the announcement, earlier this week, of a US$ 15 million contribution from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to support UNRWA emergency programmes in Syria.
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