Official Statements

07 July 2022
It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of former UNRWA Commissioner-General Ilter Türkmen, who served the Agency between 1991 and 1996 in Istanbul yesterday. A seasoned diplomat, prior to working with UNRWA, Mr. Türkmen served as Turkey’s Permanent...
23 June 2022
During armed conflicts, your support enabled UNRWA to provide shelter and protection – and helped rebuild destroyed neighbourhoods and communities.
14 June 2022
The UNRWA mandate is a collective responsibility. Solidarity with Palestine refugees is clearly manifested at the United Nations General Assembly voting sessions on the mandate of UNRWA. Under this mandate, Palestine refugees have the right to a dignified life.
10 May 2022
There are nearly 440,000 Palestine refugees who still live in Syria. Most of them live on less than US$ 2 per day.
23 April 2022
For over seven decades, UNRWA has been the international community’s temporary response to your unresolved plight. The Agency has been your primary advocate and provider of key services through its schools, health centres and various programmes.