Official Statements

03 June 2021
I am seriously concerned by the gravity and magnitude of the attacks directed against the senior management of UNRWA in the Gaza Strip over the past week, including the assembly of a very large protest in front of the UNRWA Gaza Field Office compound on Monday 31 May 2021
31 May 2021
UNRWA is deeply alarmed and affected by the recent escalation of violence and hostilities in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the devastating human and physical toll it is taking once again on civilians, including Palestine refugees.
27 May 2021
Mr President, Distinguished Members of the Security Council, Allow me to express my sincere appreciation for this opportunity to address the UN Security Council. I am addressing you from the UNRWA headquarters in East Jerusalem, only a few hundred meters from the...
15 May 2021
Last night, an air strike on Beach [Shateh] refugee camp in Gaza left scores of people dead. One family, the Abu Hatabs, lost 10 members, eight of them children. Five of the children attended UNRWA schools
13 May 2021
On 11 and 12 May 2021 at least four United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) buildings were hit within the context of military operations on Gaza, causing extensive damage.