West Bank

First-place winner photo by Niraz Saied, Yarmuok camp, Syria.
26 November 2014
A timeless photograph capturing the anguish of children affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria has won first prize in the European Union-supported 2014 UNRWA youth photography competition.
Press Releases
UNRWA Advisory Commission, 17 November 2014
17 November 2014
At the biannual Advisory Commission meeting, UNRWA Commissioner-General describes the situation of Palestine refugee communities as unsustainable.
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl, left, with Junya Matsuura, Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority.
14 November 2014
Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative to the Palestinian Authority Junya Matsuura and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl today signed an agreement whereby Japan will contribute an additional JPY 630 million (approx. US$ 5.8 million) for food aid to Palestine refugees. This generous...
Press Releases
No more fear of the dark at Jalazone
13 November 2014
It’s remarkable, the difference renovating a school can make. When you first ask the girls at the UNRWA Jalazone Girls’ School in the West Bank what they like about their new school, their comments include, “There are new desks, the old desks were rubbish.” But if you dig a little deeper, you uncover profound change,...
31 October 2014
The Regional Government of Castilla la Mancha, Spain, has contributed EUR 250,000 (US$ 320,000) to an UNRWA project designed to improve environmental health conditions in 13 Palestine refugee camps in the West Bank. The health status of Palestine refugees is challenged by poor environmental conditions. Access to...
Press Releases
Alaa Ghosheh/UNRWA Archives
23 October 2014
“The olive harvest is a celebration for the whole family. My grandchildren get so enthusiastic that they start pulling out the mats we use to gather the olives a month before we begin,” says Abu Ra’afat, his eyes shining as he speaks about the harvest. But the moment of joy is just a brief respite in a day of...
Alaa Ghosheh/UNRWA Archives
22 October 2014
The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) today organized a briefing tour and event in the West Bank in solidarity with Palestinian farmers affected by the West Bank Barrier during the olive harvest. The UNRWA Director of Operations in the West Bank, Felipe Sanchez, joined HCT representatives, diplomats from Belgium, France...
Press Releases
Baian Abassi/UNRWA Archives
30 September 2014
UNRWA celebrated the inauguration of Shu’fat Basic Girls School in Shu’fat camp, a project that was funded by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). Guests at the celebration included UNRWA Director of Operations in the West Bank Felipe Sanchez, Hani Abu Diab from the Islamic Development Bank and the Head of the UNRWA...
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