• 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
  • United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake meets with UNRWA student parliamentarians in Gaza, oPt. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Rula A

    The UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth visits the West Bank and Gaza

    The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, conducted an official mission to the West Bank and Gaza, as part of her first visit to the Middle East. During the mission, Ms. Wickramanayake visited schools, vocational training centres, health centres and youth summer camps run by UNRWA. She also met with business owners supported by the UNRWA microfinance programme. Ms. Wickramanayake then visited with young UNRWA students who, she described as, “A testimony to the power of quality education even in the most complex situations.” “UNRWA students are amongst...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."...
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  • 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


    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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