Official Statements

14 November 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the killing of one of its staff members, Mr. Husein Ali Muhsen, 52, and calls on all those involved in the hostilities to abide by their obligations under international law with regard to the conduct of hostilities and the protection of civilians
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from left) speaking at UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee meeting held at the UN Headquarters in New York. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
03 November 2016
About half of the refugees registered with UNRWA are below the age of 25 but their political and personal horizons are essentially closed, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization...
21 October 2016
UNRWA condemns killing of four Palestine refugees as they attempted to leave the Khan Eshieh Palestine refugee camp. It calls on those responsible to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law and demands that the parties to the conflict do their utmost...
06 October 2016
UNRWA calls on all parties to the conflict in Syria to comply with international law and stop conducting hostilities in civilian residential areas, including Palestine refugee camps
(From left to right) UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl with the Chair of the Lebanon Palestinian Dialogue Committee, the Lebanese Prime Minister, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon and the Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon calling for the completion of the reconstruction of Nahr el-Bared at the Nahr el-Bared Reconstruction Project Donors Meeting held in Beirut. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
05 October 2016
“When I visited Nahr el-Bared Camp at the beginning of last year, I witnessed first-hand the extremely difficult conditions which are being endured by the 600 families which still reside in the temporary shelters,” UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the...