Official Statements

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (centre) addresses representatives of host and donor countries at the opening session of UNRWA Advisory Commission held in Jordan on 18 June 2018. © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
27 June 2018
“At this point, we do not have income to ensure the schools will open on time in August. And from July we will have to take very difficult measures impacting services and staff if we do not progress further,” Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the assembled member...
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl thanked Member States for their support, particularly those who had made additional contributions already in 2018.  Pledging Conference for UNRWA held in New York on 25 June 2018. © 2018 Photo by the United Nations
26 June 2018
“At this point, we do not have income to ensure the schools will open on time in August,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl told officials from more than seventy UN Member States at the UNRWA Annual Pledging Conference held in UN Headquarters in New York. “And,...
31 May 2018
117 people were killed by Israeli forces – of which 13 were children - and over 13,000 people were injured, of which an estimated 3,500 by live ammunition. Let me put this in context.
14 May 2018
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness UNRWA is dismayed by the deaths and injuries in Gaza today of dozens of civilians, including children. The Agency unreservedly condemns the excessive use of force employed against demonstrators, who have the right to peaceful...
26 April 2018
Statement by Sami Mshasha/Chris Gunness UNRWA is again warning of the catastrophic consequences of the severe escalation of fighting affecting the Palestine refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus and surrounding areas. “Yarmouk and its inhabitants have endured indescribable...