Official Statements

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl briefs the press on the margins of the General Assembly's annual general debate. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist
28 September 2017
“We are gathered here first of all to send a message of solidarity and reassurance to 5.3 million Palestine Refugees,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the high-level meeting “Giving Hope to Palestine Refugees: New Horizons for Sustainable Funding for...
02 September 2017
The decision to suspend in-take of certain cases at our hospital in Qalqilia was made with the best interests of Palestine refugees in mind, especially in ensuring high standard maternity and natal care
21 August 2017
UNRWA regrets the recourse by certain groups and institutions to personal attacks and unfounded allegations in expressing opposition to the Agency's decision to suspend certain medical services at Qalqilya Hospital
15 August 2017
Statement by Christopher Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson UNRWA is concerned about the humanitarian impact of the threatened eviction of the Shamasneh family from their home in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. We appeal to the Israeli authorities to reconsider...
UNSCOL Special Coordinator to Lebanon Sigrid Kaag and Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon Claudio Cordone during their visit to Ein El Hilweh camp in Lebanon, 25 July 2017. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Firas Abo Aloul
26 July 2017
The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag and, the Director of UNRWA in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, visited the Palestine refugee camp of Ein El Hilweh. They met with representatives and residents of the camp, including women and youth groups, and...