staff

29 June 2015
Today UNRWA announced that 85 per cent of all 137 international personnel on short term contracts will be separated in a phased process which will last until the end of September. 35 per cent of the 137 internationals will see their contracts end in the coming four weeks. Another 50 per cent will end by 30 September...
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) receives a donation for Gaza from UNRWA staff in Jordan, presented by Director of UNRWA Operations in Jordan, Roger Davies (centre) and staff union Chairman Riyad Zieghan. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
02 March 2015
Members of the UNRWA staff union in Jordan gathered in Amman in December 2014 to hand over a US$ 175,000 cheque to UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. UNRWA staff and students in Jordan collected the money and other in-kind gifts to demonstrate their solidarity with the people of Gaza. The donations were in...
Features
The packing team with Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria, Michael Kingsley-Nyinah. © UNRWA
27 January 2015
The Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria, Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, has honoured a team of packers for their initiative and commitment in salvaging essential food supplies for Palestine refugees during the recent winter storms. Braving a blizzard with freezing temperatures, heavy snowfalls, and slippery conditions, the...
Features
UNRWA Prioritizes the Safety and Security of Staff and Communities in Gaza
23 September 2014
Casualties often to continue to rise after armed conflicts when unexploded ordnances detonate. These detonations can be caused by either risky behaviour or environmental factors.
Features
Wafa Nassman of UNRWA’s Logistics Team is making sure that aid gets to those who need it most.
09 September 2014
Coordinating more than 30 truckloads of vital supplies is all in a day’s work for Wafa Nassman and her colleagues. As a logistics assistant with UNRWA in Gaza, Wafa has expanded her usual role and responsibilities to facilitate customs requirements, navigate border crossings and help coordinate the distribution of...
Features
26 August 2014
UNRWA strongly condemns the parties responsible for the killing of its thirteenth staff member in Syria on Thursday, 21 August. Mohammad Mizel, a teacher at Tiberias School, Dera’a, died when a vehicle he was travelling in was struck by gunfire as he departed Dera’a Camp. Mr. Mizel’s son was also seriously injured in...
Official Statements
Uta Filz, UNRWA Archives
25 August 2014
If you would meet Dr. Mohammed El Aydi in his tiny office in Khan Younis, he would propably go out of his way to serve you the best food in the Gaza Strip. You would have to beg him to stick to tea and felafel whilst he would take the time to tell you all about UNRWA in Khan Younis, conflict resolution, social justice...
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Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
25 August 2014
UNRWA staff in Gaza face the same danger and loss as the people they serve. Staff have lost colleagues, family and friends. They have had their homes destroyed and their lives devastated. Over the course of the military escalation, at least 475 children are reported to have been killed. One UNRWA staff member, Amjad...
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Riyad El-Lulu is responsible for UNRWA’s food distribution center in Nuseirat, one of the Agency’s 12 centers in the Gaza Strip.
19 August 2014
With the economy effectively destroyed through the blockade, the number of Palestine refugees coming to UNRWA for food aid has increased from less than 80,000 in 2000 to over 830,000 today. Throughout the current military escalation, staff safety, closure of distribution centers and lack of access to UNRWA warehouses...
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