Official Statements

22 December 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the armed violence that took place in the Ein El Hilweh Palestine Refugee camp in Lebanon and calls for restraint
Official Statements
12 December 2016
On 10 December, in response to a tweet from the Office of the Israeli Prime Minister, UNRWA Spokesperson tweeted the following: “Israeli PMO Spox claims @UNRWA link 2 Gaza school allegedly used 2 train kids in weaponry. Claim is false. Not an UNRWA school; no link 2 us” We understand that the tweet from the Israelis...
Official Statements
07 December 2016
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson Christopher Gunness UNRWA strongly condemns the armed violence that took place in the Ein El Hilweh Palestine Refugee camp in Lebanon, on 5 December 2016. Armed violence, including the use of firearms, shocked and frightened Palestine refugees in the Bostan Al Qudes area in proximity to...
Official Statements
General view of the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly for the announcement of voluntary contributions to UNRWA. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
07 December 2016
“The absence of a political horizon, often coupled with the absence of a personal horizon for Palestine refugee youth, is creating conditions that I am unable to reconcile with dignity and security of anyone in the region,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly...
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Michelle Hamers
25 November 2016
UNRWA joins efforts of the rest of the United Nations and the world in affirming that the ultimate goal to eliminate violence against women and girls is possible
Official Statements