West Bank

Akie Abe, the spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan (second from left), on a visit to the UNRWA health centre in Dheisheh refugee camp. © UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
20 January 2015
Akie Abe, the spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan, today visited Dheisheh refugee camp in the West Bank to learn about life in Palestine refugee camps and see how Japanese support is making a positive impact on residents.
Press Releases
Ahmad, 71 at the UNRWA al-Kabri school collective shelter in Jaramana camp, Syria. (c) UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
16 January 2015
“Life in refugee camps in winter reflects the catastrophe of lives of refugees the world over,” said Abu Ahmed. “Crowded shelters with no ventilation, unemployment, insecurity.” Abu Ahmed is a 52-year-old father from Tulkarm camp in the northern West Bank. The camp community was left reeling last week after a house...
03 December 2014
The Andalusian International Cooperation Agency (AACID) has signed a EUR 800,000 (US$ 1 million) agreement with UNRWA for the fifth consecutive year to support the Agency’s maternal and child healthcare programme in Gaza and the West Bank, and for Palestine refugees who have displaced from Syria. The 12-month project...
Press Releases
08 January 2015
UNRWA protects and assists Palestine refugees in its fields of operation – the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria – including during armed conflict and occupation. We do so in accordance with well-established humanitarian principles, including impartiality and neutrality, as well as international law.
Official Statements
© UNRWA/Nader Dagher
26 December 2014
Female entrepreneurs from camps across the West Bank exhibited 3,000 examples of traditional Palestinian products such as embroidery and soap at a bazaar in Nazareth earlier this month, in coordination with the UNRWA Relief and Social Services Programme’s woman’s department. “This bazaar open new horizons for women...
15 December 2014
The Real Madrid Foundation and UNRWA have initiated a new course of social and sporting activities for Palestine refugee children attending UNRWA schools in Gaza and the West Bank.
Press Releases
The match gets more intense as the green team scores a goal. © UNRWA/Nada Homsi
14 December 2014
The drum beats a battle song as sweaty, energetic UNRWA students face off. The audience looks on, cheering and jumping to the beat, leaning over rails to catch a glimpse of the action.
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
Margot Ellis, UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General
09 December 2014
Geneva, Distinguished Guests, It is with a great sense of disappointment that 2014 is ending as yet another year without a durable solution to the plight of Palestine refugees. This year has bourne witness to violent conflict in the occupied Palestinian Territory that has yet again caused the irreparable and...
Official Statements