For close to 10 years, the people of Gaza have lived under a tight land, air and sea blockade that affects many aspects of their lives. Today, an entire generation of children in Gaza do not know life outside of the Gaza Strip; they have already lived through three armed conflicts, and many of them have suffered the loss of family members, friends and homes. UNRWA estimates that due to the impact of the blockade and recurrent conflicts, approximately 30 per cent of UNRWA students require structured psychosocial interventions. Since 1971, the European Union has provided support to Palestine...
“Fifty years on, the human consequences of the occupation remain inescapable for all affected by it,” says Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. “The occupation cuts into every aspect of life for more than 2 million Palestine refugees, who represent some 42 percent of all Palestinians in the oPt. Lives that should have been defined by opportunity have been reduced to endless despair.”
EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl signed a Joint Declaration on EU support to UNRWA for the period 2017-2020
The UNRWA Department of Health latest annual report, released in Geneva today, reveals important statistics regarding the Agency’s health programme and the health situation of Palestine refugees in the Agency’s five fields of operations
“Wherever they turn today, Palestine refugees see no horizon, no identifiable political solution, no genuine determination, no respect of their rights,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells member states’ delegates at the first biannual Advisory Commission Meeting of 2017, held in Amman