Official Statements

15 August 2017
Statement by Christopher Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson UNRWA is concerned about the humanitarian impact of the threatened eviction of the Shamasneh family from their home in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. We appeal to the Israeli authorities to reconsider...
UNSCOL Special Coordinator to Lebanon Sigrid Kaag and Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon Claudio Cordone during their visit to Ein El Hilweh camp in Lebanon, 25 July 2017. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Firas Abo Aloul
26 July 2017
The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag and, the Director of UNRWA in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, visited the Palestine refugee camp of Ein El Hilweh. They met with representatives and residents of the camp, including women and youth groups, and...
© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Bagdadi
12 June 2017
“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...
11 June 2017
"We have seen summaries in the media around issues relating to UNRWA’s mandate and our position is clear and unchanged. UNRWA receives its mandate from the UN General Assembly; and only the UN General Assembly, by a majority vote, can change our mandate," says UNRWA...
The Minister of State for Displaced Affairs, Mueen Merhebi, The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag, and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, and Abdelnasser Al Ayyi of the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee visit Nahr el-Bared camp. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Maysoun Mustafa
09 June 2017
The Minister of State for Displaced Affairs, His Excellency Mueen Merhebi, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag, the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Mr. Claudio Cordone, and Mr. Abdelnasser al-Ayyi of the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue...