Official Statements

18 January 2022
Your Excellencies, It is a great pleasure to be here with you today. This is my first Executive Briefing in Geneva since I took up my role as Commissioner- General of UNRWA in April 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. My gratitude goes to Director-General Mme Tatiana...
13 January 2022
Amal Muamar Nakhleh is a 17-year-old Palestine refugee from Jalazone camp. Amal was placed in administrative detention by the Israeli Security Forces (ISF) for six months on 21 January 2021. The administrative detention was then extended for four months in May 2021 and then...
23 December 2021
Throughout the year, I had the opportunity to meet and interact with many Palestine refugees across all our fields of operation. I have made it a priority for me to meet with you and your representatives and to listen and see first-hand the hardship you face.
02 December 2021
2021 theme for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.” UNRWA Statement on Occasion of the International Day of Persons with...
29 November 2021
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Last Thursday, I was forced to inform over 28,000 UN personnel that UNRWA does not have sufficient funds to pay their November salaries on time.