Official Statements

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...
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.