Official Statements

14 January 2021
In its more than 700 schools educating more than 500,000 Palestine refugee children across the Middle East, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) curriculum emphasizes the UN values of neutrality, human rights, tolerance...
03 December 2020
To mark the 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reaffirms its commitment to promote and to protect the rights and needs of Palestine refugees with disabilities
23 November 2020
As of today, I do not yet have sufficient funds to pay November salaries. I was compelled last week to secure an additional 20m Dollar CERF loan – the last one according to Emergency Relief Coordinator Marc Lowcock - to help with cash flow and cover part of the November...
09 November 2020
Dear colleagues, I am writing to share with you an update on the urgency of UNRWA’s financial situation. This year has been an exceptionally difficult year, with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the subsequent economic and financial downfall and the unpredictable...
16 October 2020
The participants underscored the importance of UNRWA as a critical component for humanitarian relief,