Official Statements

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...
25 April 2018
The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, Pierre Krähenbühl, at the Brussels Conference on Syria talking about the embattled Palestine refugee communities across Syria in places like the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, where there have...
23 April 2018
By the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, Pierre Krähenbühl Local people call it “the checkpoint of death”. It is controlled by ISIS and for two years, 900 Palestine refugee students registered with UNRWA risked their lives to pass...