refugees

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
Climbing to the Top
19 March 2014
West Bank Yasmeen al-Najjar had one of her legs amputated when she was only 3 years old, after being hit by a car in her village, Burin, near Nablus. In January 2014, when Yasmeen al-Najjar was 17, she was very far away from Burin: 19,341 feet above sea level, at the summit of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro...
Features
10 March 2014
Madrid The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is grateful to the Galicia Regional Government for its contribution of EUR 10,000 (US$ 13,752) in response to the Agency’s Emergency Appeal for the Gaza Strip. The prolonged blockade on the Gaza Strip has had a marked impact on residents’ ability to meet even...
Press Releases
UNRWA humanitarian distribution, Yarmouk Camp, Damascus. 2014
09 March 2014
UNRWA has distributed 7,708 food parcels to Palestine refugees (PR) in Yarmouk since 18 January, facilitated by authorities on the ground. In this period 1,180 food parcels were distributed but access has been suspended since 28 February due to hostilities and on-going negotiations between the parties inside Yarmouk.
Emergency Reports
UNRWA Commissioner-General Thanks Saudi Arabia for Support
07 March 2014
Amman The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi, visited Riyadh on 3 March in a final visit before leaving his post with UNRWA to thank officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the Kingdom’s generous and consistent support for the Agency during his tenure. Mr. Grandi, who...
Press Releases
Distribution of bedding kits to PRS
24 February 2014
In the reporting period, UNRWA delivered and distributed 2,144 food parcels to Palestine refugees (PR) in Yarmouk, facilitated by authorities on the ground: 810 food parcels on 4 February, 645 on 5 February, 500 on 6 February and 189 on 7 February. A further 280 were distributed on 19 February, for a total of 6,808...
Emergency Reports
Support from Japan for Palestine Refugees
21 February 2014
East Jerusalem At the Kalandia Training Centre in Ramallah, Margot Ellis, Deputy Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), accepted a generous contribution of approximately US$ 16 million from Junya Matsuura, Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative to the Palestinian Authority of...
Press Releases
UNRWA’s Commissioner-General deplores the killing of 18, including five Palestine refugee children, in southern Syria
19 February 2014
I am shocked and outraged to have to report that at least 18 people were killed yesterday, including five Palestine refugee school children and an UNRWA staff member, when an explosive struck near UNRWA's Zeitoun school in Muzeirib, 11 km north-west of Dera'a in southern Syria, between 11:00 and 12:00. At least 20...
Official Statements