Official Statements

08 March 2018
Statement by the Commissioner-General of UNRWA Pierre Krähenbühl on International Women’s Day Today UNRWA joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day and reaffirming our commitment to gender equality. At the core of UNRWA’s mission is the...
22 February 2018
UNRWA condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing yesterday in a mortar attack of two Palestine refugee children near the Palestine refugee camp of Jaramana, 8 kilometers from Damascus.
17 January 2018
Not for the first time in its proud history, UNRWA faces a formidable challenge in upholding its mandate – an expression of the will of the international community - and preserving key services like education and health care for Palestine Refugees. Today, the US government...
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
11 December 2017
The level of anxiety and tension has risen again in the Middle-East and all eyes are turned to Jerusalem. I stand here within the Old City of Jerusalem to assure you - the Palestine Refugees - that UNRWA is more determined than ever to protect your rights and meet your...
03 December 2017
At its heart, UNRWA’s mission is to preserve the dignity and rights of Palestine refugees, amidst the difficult conditions they so often face. We remain utterly committed to our responsibilities, and when considering the extreme insecurity and conflict that refugees are now...