18 July 2016
In the early evening of 17 July, Yaser Mahmoud Shuaeeb, a driver for UNRWA in Aleppo, was struck by shrapnel fragments in his back as he was getting off a bus on Nile Street on his way home
Press Releases
Khitam Ibrahim during her work as a midwife, providing health services to a patient in an UNRWA Health Centre in northern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
25 May 2016
Khitam Ibrahim, a 46-year old Palestine refugee, has worked for the past 13 years as a midwife in an UNRWA Health Centre (Al-Saftawi) in northern Gaza. Khitam supports her husband and five children. “I love my work and I am proud of it because I feel I am a productive person serving my community
A group of UNRWA social workers send messages on the main principles of social work during the celebration of International Social Work Day on 15 March 2016 at the Gaza Training Centre. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
01 April 2016
Under the international theme, ‘Societies Thrive When the Dignity and Rights of All People Are Respected’, and in recognition of the importance of social workers in serving Palestine refugee families in Gaza, the UNRWA relief and social services programme organized a celebration on the occasion of International Social...
Press Releases
UNRWA staff participate in practical simulations during the EiE Safety and Security training. Amman, Jordan. 19 November. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Niels Bolt
16 December 2015
Over a two-week period, UNRWA staff from Jordan, Lebanon and Syria participated in an Education in Emergencies (EiE) Safety and Security training course. Through the training, UNRWA staff gained the skills they need to better ensure the safety of schools and children in emergency situations. The training is part of...
UNRWA students in Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
20 October 2015
The conflict in Syria has progressively encroached on Palestine refugee camps and communities since 2011, with mass displacement, closure of UNRWA schools, and horrific levels of armed violence affecting both students and teachers
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...