Official Statements

26 July 2018
Determined not to forsake Palestine refugees, UNRWA and its partners have mobilized political and financial support around the globe, to maintain its operations and render essential services to its beneficiaries with dignity and hope
25 July 2018
During a large-scale incursion by the Israeli security forces (ISF) into Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem on 23 July, a fourteen-year-old Palestine refugee student at UNRWA’s Basic Boys School in the camp was shot and killed, reportedly with live ammunition
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (centre) addresses representatives of host and donor countries at the opening session of UNRWA Advisory Commission held in Jordan on 18 June 2018. © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
27 June 2018
“At this point, we do not have income to ensure the schools will open on time in August. And from July we will have to take very difficult measures impacting services and staff if we do not progress further,” Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the assembled member...
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl thanked Member States for their support, particularly those who had made additional contributions already in 2018.  Pledging Conference for UNRWA held in New York on 25 June 2018. © 2018 Photo by the United Nations
26 June 2018
“At this point, we do not have income to ensure the schools will open on time in August,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl told officials from more than seventy UN Member States at the UNRWA Annual Pledging Conference held in UN Headquarters in New York. “And,...
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.