An Invitation to Members of the Press

08 November 2022
UNRWA Commissioner-General, Philippe Lazzarini

What:

Press Conference on the sides of the bi-annual UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting

Who:

UNRWA Commissioner-General, Philippe Lazzarini

Date & time:

14 November 2022, 1-2 p.m.

Venue:

Landmark Hotel, Amman Jordan

Focus:

The UNRWA Commissioner-General will provide an update on the latest funding situation of the Agency and end of year needs. He will highlight key challenges Palestine Refugees face in our five areas of operations including the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan

The Commissioner-General will be available for Q&As during the press conference.

This press conference will be broadcast live from the UNRWA Facebook profile

For media queries and RSVP:

 

Milina Shahin (ms), Communication and Outreach Coordinator- UNRWA HQ Amman,  +962-790887236, [email protected]

 

About UNRWA  

UNRWA  is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. 

The United Nations General Assembly established UNRWA in 1949 with a mandate to provide humanitarian assistance and protection to registered Palestine refugees in the Agency’s area of operations pending a just and lasting solution to their plight. UNRWA operates in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, The Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.   

Tens of thousands of Palestine refugees who lost their homes and livelihoods due to the 1948 conflict continue to be displaced and in need of support, nearly 75 years on. UNRWA helps Palestine Refugees achieve their full potential in human development through quality services it provides in education, health care, relief and social services, protection, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance, and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. 

 

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Background Information: 

UNRWA is confronted with an increased demand for services resulting from a growth in the number of registered Palestine refugees, the extent of their vulnerability and their deepening poverty. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions and financial support has been outpaced by the growth in needs. As a result, the UNRWA programme budget, which supports the delivery of core essential services, operates with a large shortfall. UNRWA encourages all Member States to work collectively to exert all possible efforts to fully fund the Agency’s programme budget. UNRWA emergency programmes and key projects, also operating with large shortfalls, are funded through separate funding portals.

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and mandated to provide assistance and protection to some 5.7 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA across its five fields of operation. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip achieve their full human development potential, pending a just and lasting solution to their plight. UNRWA services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, protection and microfinance.

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