• Acting EU Representative Tomas Niklasson (left), Cornelia Dinter from Germany’s KfW Development Bank (right) and Acting UNRWA Commissioner-General Christian Saunders (center)  signed additional contribution agreements for UNRWA at a signing ceremony in the UNRWA Preparatory Girls’ School in Silwan in East Jerusalem on 11 December 2019,  with the Deputy German Representative, Michael Herold, looking on. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
    The European Union (EU) and the Federal Republic of Germany today signed additional contribution agreements with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The event took place at the UNRWA Jerusalem Girls’ School in Silwan, East Jerusalem, with several EU Member States (MS) also joining the ceremony as part of the collective EU and MS support to UNRWA and Palestine refugees. In 2019, the Agency was extremely grateful to receive a contribution of EUR 82 million from the EU in support of critical human development work UNRWA provides in the...
  • One of the students during the “Peace with Japan Art Contest” at the Gaza Training Centre presenting his drawing © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Ibraheem Abu Usheeba
    10 students from UNRWA elementary and preparatory schools in Gaza participated in the “Peace with Japan Art Contest,” co-organized by UNRWA and Takeda High School in Hiroshima, Japan.
  • The Head of the Representative Office of Austria in Ramallah, Astrid Wein (right), shakes hands with UNRWA Chief of Donor Relations Mr. Marc Lassouaoui, at UNRWA HQ in Jerusalem following the signing of an agreement amounting to EUR 2 million. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Elizabeth Meyer
    The Government of Austria yesterday signed an agreement amounting to EUR 2 million with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal.
  • Acting UNRWA Com-Gen's visit to Yarmouk camp, 4 December 2019, Taghrid Mohammad
    Acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, visited Syria between 3 and 6 December
  • UN Deputy Secretary General Ms. Amina Mohammed takes a group photo with students who are members of the School Parliament at Nuzha Elementary Girls School during Ms. Amina’s visit to UNRWA in Nuzha area, Amman on 9 December 2019. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Daniah Al-Batayneh.
    The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, visited a number installations of the UNRWA in Amman on 9 December. During her visit, she was accompanied by Acting UNRWA Commissioner-General Mr. Christian Saunders and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Jordan Mr. Mohammed Adar.
  • UNRWA Marks 70 Years of Service for Palestine Refugees
    On 8 December 2019, the UNRWA marked 70 years in service for Palestine refugees. Following the Arab-Israeli conflict of 1948, UNRWA was established by the United Nations General Assembly to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. Today, some 5.5 million Palestine refugees in the Agency’s five fields of operations – Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem – are eligible for the Agency’s services.