Drowning of Palestinians off the coast of Sicily a ‘clear and tragic sign’ of untenable situation
19 March 2015
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness According to latest reports, as many as nine Palestinians drowned off the coast of Sicily on 4 March. They were amongst 59 Palestinians who were part of a larger group trying to reach Europe from the shores of Libya. The fact that this group reportedly consisted of...
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06 November 2014
Statement by Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl to the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (the Special Political and Decolonization Committee), New York, 4 November 2014 Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, I am greatly honoured to present my first annual report as Commissioner...
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UNRWA Archives
29 October 2014
Palestine refugees, with a return to their homeland barred to them, feel vulnerable to the core of their being. We are grateful for the hospitality of the governments of Lebanon and of Jordan in hosting respectively over four hundred thousand and two million Palestine refugees for decades. But borders closed first to...
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