UNRWA Marks World Innovation and Creativity Day: Harnessing Innovation for Humanitarian Excellence

22 April 2024


As the global community marks World Innovation and Creativity Day, UNRWA is reaffirming its commitment to fostering innovation in humanitarian action.

Innovation lies at the heart of UNRWA's efforts to deliver vital services and support to Palestine Refugees across the region.  The innovative spirit drives us to find creative solutions to complex challenges and improve the lives of millions of vulnerable individuals.

"World Innovation Day serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative potential of innovation in addressing humanitarian needs. At UNRWA, we recognize the importance of embracing innovation to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of our operations," said Kaan Cetinturk, Chief Information Officer at UNRWA.

UNRWA continually explores innovative approaches to deliver education, healthcare, relief, and social services to Palestine Refugees, even amidst unprecedented challenges. Leveraging technology and partnerships, the Agency strives to harness innovation to empower communities, promote resilience, and build sustainable futures.

In celebration of World Innovation Day, UNRWA reaffirms its dedication to nurturing a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. Together, we remain steadfast in our mission to provide essential support and opportunities for Palestine Refugees, leaving no one behind.


ENDs -


Background Information: 

UNRWA is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. The United Nations General Assembly established UNRWA in 1949 with a mandate to provide humanitarian assistance and protection to registered Palestine refugees in the Agency’s area of operations pending a just and lasting solution to their plight.

UNRWA operates in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, The Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. 

Tens of thousands of Palestine refugees who lost their homes and livelihoods due to the 1948 conflict continue to be displaced and in need of support, nearly 75 years on.

UNRWA helps Palestine Refugees achieve their full potential in human development through quality services it provides in education, health care, relief and social services, protection, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance, and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.

Your support is crucial to help us provide emergency aid 
to displaced families in Gaza

For more information, please contact: