refugees

17 July 2014
UNRWA strongly condemns the parties responsible for two explosions in Dera’a Palestine Refugee Camp on 15 July, , which resulted in the deaths of nine Palestine refugees and three Syrians. Of the Palestine refugees, six women and three men were killed. UNRWA is deeply saddened by the deaths of both Palestine refugees...
Press Releases
02 July 2014
UNRWA is increasingly disturbed by the rising levels of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Official Statements
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
Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 75
25 May 2014
More than half a million Palestine refugees are affected directly by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response to the crisis aims to maintain access to UNRWA services and preserve refugees' resilience through targeted relief.
Emergency Reports
Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 74
04 May 2014
More than half a million Palestine refugees are affected directly by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response to the crisis aims to maintain access to UNRWA services and preserve refugees’ resilience through targeted relief.
Emergency Reports
Iconic UNRWA images of a humanitarian distribution, Yarmouk Camp, Damascus, 2014, displayed on a   billboard in New York's Times Square, 20 March 2014.
07 April 2014
UNRWA has distributed 10,708 food parcels in Yarmouk since 18 January, facilitated by authorities on the ground. In this period, UNRWA distributed 3,000 food parcels in the only eight days it was granted access. Distributions were not able to be made on the other days due to ongoing hostilities and/or lack of access...
Emergency Reports
Choices Made, Choices Denied
20 March 2014
Choices Made, Choices Denied: A perspective on the question of Palestine refugees Lecture by Filippo Grandi, UNRWA Commissioner-General, at Birzeit University Ladies and Gentlemen, Students, faculty, members of the diplomatic corps, Dr Fayyad, colleagues, and honourable guests, Thank you for being here today, and for...
Official Statements