Official Statements

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.
12 May 2021
UNRWA condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing yesterday of four Palestine refugee children near the Palestine refugee camp of Beit Hanoun, Gaza. All four children came from the same family, two siblings and two cousins.