refugees

29 November 2013
By United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon This annual Solidarity Day is an opportunity to reflect on the critical situation faced by the Palestinian people and to consider our collective contributions and responsibilities as Governments, international or civil society organizations, towards Israeli-Palestinian...
Official Statements
Darkness in Gaza
29 November 2013
"Everything stops," says Daulat. She doesn't just mean the refrigerator, the washing machine and other devices; this Palestine refugee mother means daily life in her neighbourhood of Shajaiya. "Electricity outages paralyze our entire life," she explains. Since the Gaza Power Plant stopped operating, on 1 November, she...
Features
‘The Long Journey’: Digitizing the Palestine Refugee Experience
28 November 2013
UNRWA is proud to unveil the first part of its newly digitized archive, which consists of over half a million negatives, prints, slides, films and videocassettes covering all aspects of the life and history of Palestine refugees from 1948 to the present day
Press Releases
27 November 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has called on Malaysia to show solidarity with Palestine refugees by increasing its support for UNRWA humanitarian work across the Middle East.
Press Releases
UNRWA and US Meet PRS in Beqaa
22 November 2013
Ann Dismorr, Lebanon field director for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), accompanied a delegation from the United States, headed by Kelly Clements, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), to Quob Elias in the mid-Beqaa area
Press Releases
EU and UNRWA Commence Infrastructure Project in Lebanon
13 November 2013
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) marked the inauguration of an infrastructure improvement project today, unveiling the project's foundation stone in the Palestine refugee camp of Ein el Hilweh, Saida.
Press Releases
UNRWA Breaks Ground for Husn School
12 November 2013
On 6 November, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) broke ground for a boys’ school in the Palestine refugee camp of Husn, in northern Jordan. The ceremony was conducted by Acting Director of UNRWA Operations in Jordan Anna Segall.
Press Releases
Run for Peace
11 November 2013
Hundreds of Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian youth throughout Lebanon came together to run the 2013 Beirut Marathon. This year’s marathon was dedicated to peacemaking
Features
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi
07 November 2013
The Palestinian refugee question remains at the heart of the quest for peace in the Middle East. Like refugees from other protracted conflict situations, Palestine refugees continue to be living proof of a conflict unresolved across generations
Official Statements
Safe and Dignified Cash Assistance in Lebanon
06 November 2013
For the first time in Lebanon, Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) don’t need to wait in lines or visit distribution centres to receive cash assistance. Those who have recorded their details with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) need only stop by any ATM across the country to withdraw their cash.
Features