• Advisory Commission members gather near the gate that controls access to Omar Hajajleh’s home in Al Walaja. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi

    Advisory Commission Field Visit to the West Bank Field

    Twenty-seven members of the Advisory Commission (AdCom) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) concluded a two-day visit to through the West Bank field of UNRWA operations on 19-20 June, 2019. Visiting members included representatives from Canada, Belgium, Turkey, Australia, the European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Advisory Commission members met with representatives from local communities, UNRWA school students, women’s groups, as well as...Read more
  • World Refugee Day

    World Refugee Day

    On the occasion of World Refugee Day, UNRWA echoes calls for support to refugees all over the world and for the Palestine refugees the Agency is proud to serve. UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl: "There is no doubt that we have contributed to one of the most remarkable human development processes and significantly advanced several key sustainable development goals for Palestine refugees, notably in education, health and beyond, pending a just and lasting solution to their plight. Palestine refugees need and deserve a just and lasting political solution."...
    World Refugee Day video
  • UNRWA and SDGs

    UNRWA and SDGs

    Poverty eradication and respect for human rights, central pillars of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are at the core of the Agency’s human development, humanitarian and protection work. By investing in the human capital of Palestine refugees, UNRWA actively contributes to the realization of the 2030 Agenda. As the largest direct service provider to Palestine refugees in its areas of operations, the impact of UNRWA is concrete and sustained, with the following Sustainable Development Goals central to our work: SDG 1: No Poverty; SDG 2: Zero Hunger; SDG 3 Good Health and Well-...
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  • Gaza Crisis Appeal

    Gaza Crisis Appeal

    As we get into the 13th year of blockade, families in Gaza need your help.
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  • UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (center) addresses the Advisory Commission Meeting on 17 June at the Dead Sea in Jordan. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi

    STATEMENT OF UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL, TO THE ADVISORY COMMISSION

    There is no doubt that together we have contributed to one of the most remarkable human development processes and significantly advanced several key sustainable development goals for Palestine refugees, notably in education, health and beyond, pending a just and lasting solution to their plight.Read more
  • gaza - great march of return

    gaza - great march of return

    The so-called Great March of Return (GMR) demonstrations began one year ago on 30 March 2018 to demand the end of the Israeli blockade and the right of return for refugees.  One year on, the response of the Israeli Security Forces to these demonstrations has resulted in the largest number of injured persons since the 2014 hostilities. Read the UNRWA report on the impact on Palestine refugees and UNRWA services: “Gaza’s Great March of Return”, One Year On...
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Highlights

I Support

UNRWA

because
I believe in human rights for Palestinians.
Ian
USA
I believe all humans are entitled to life, peace and opportunity.
Amal
Cuba
I believe in justice and peace for all.
Nadia
Israel
Being safe, having food and having shelter should be a basic human right.
Sigrun
Iceland
I believe that every human deserves to live and have a better life.
Lubna
Bahrain
Its work reflects the continued responsibility of the international community to the Palestinians.
Garry
UK
The situation of Palestine refugees breaks my heart.
Ella
USA
Lessening the suffering of Palestine refugees makes me really happy.
Arwa
Saudi Arabia
World peace needs a free Palestine.
Clare
Canada
For humanity, a candle that lights our way.
Hisahm
Saudi Arabia
It is our duty as humans to join hands to ease suffering.
Ayesha
South Africa
Every human has a right to a safe and stable future.
Alanoud
Saudi Arabia
It helps to fulfill the basic human rights and needs of Palestinians, a forgotten people, by...
Aisha
USA
We cannot forget Palestine refugees.
Julia
USA
UNRWA helped many Palestinians to excel in life under Occupation and very difficult circumstances...
Ada
USA
I want to help the innocents who are suffering and in need, especially of basic necessities.
Yusreen
Maldives
I am from a Palestinian refugee family, saw what UNRWA did for my family, how it supported us and...
Abeer
Jordan
I have seen firsthand how bad is the treatment that Palestinians can receive in Palestine/Israel...
Patrick
UK
I trust them to get the help to people who need it the most.
Amine
USA