refugees

06 September 2013
Conflict is increasingly encroaching on UNRWA camps with shelling and clashes continuing to take place in and nearby a number of camps. A reported 3 Palestine Refugees (PR) were killed this week as a result. UNRWA estimates over 50% of registered PR are displaced either in Syria or to neighbouring countries.
Emergency Reports
26 August 2013
Conflict is increasingly encroaching on UNRWA camps with shelling and clashes continuing to take place in and nearby a number of camps. A reported 6 Palestine Refugees (PR) including 1 child were killed this week as a result. UNRWA estimates over 50% of registered PR are now displaced either in Syria or to...
Emergency Reports
26 August 2013
Statement by Chris Gunness UNRWA Spokesman Jerusalem 26 August 2013 UNRWA deeply regrets to confirm that one of its staff members, a 34-year-old father of four, was shot dead by Israeli forces and killed instantly in an operation in Kalandia refugee camp in the occupied West Bank at approximately seven o'clock this...
Official Statements
Saudi Arabia Contributes US$ 10M for Palestine Refugees from Syria
10 September 2013
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has responded to the Syria Appeal of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) with a generous donation of US$ 10 million, through its Saudi Fund for Development. The ongoing conflict in Syria is increasingly encroaching on UNRWA camps, and the Agency...
Press Releases
Belgium Contributes US$ 8M to Support Palestine Refugees
05 September 2013
The Kingdom of Belgium has announced a new contribution of EUR 6 million (US$ 8 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The latest contribution has been made to the Agency’s General Fund, which supports the vital services that UNRWA provides to some 5...
Press Releases
UNRWA Welcomes Italian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs to Gaza
03 September 2013
The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic, Lapo Pistelli, has concluded his first official visit to the Gaza Strip. Minister Pistelli met with Robert Turner, Director of Operations in Gaza for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Mr Turner...
Press Releases
433 students graduate from UNRWA Siblin Training Centre
23 August 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) held a graduation ceremony for 433 graduates at its Siblin Training Centre in Saida. The graduation ceremony was attended by the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon Ann Dismorr, and the Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon Achraf Dabbour,...
Press Releases
“Arab Idol” Winner Mohammad Assaf named UNRWA Regional Youth Ambassador for Palestine Refugees
22 June 2013
Filippo Grandi, Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), has named 23-year-old Mohammad Assaf as the first UNRWA Regional Youth Ambassador for Palestine Refugees. This follows Mohammad winning the Arab Idol crown and reflects his personal commitment to Palestinian refugees and to...
Press Releases