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Advisory Commission members gather near the gate that controls access to Omar Hajajleh’s home in Al Walaja. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
Twenty-seven members of the Advisory Commission (AdCom) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) concluded a two-day visit to through the West Bank field of UNRWA operations on 19-20 June, 2019. Visiting members included representatives from Canada, Belgium, Turkey, Australia, the European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Advisory Commission members met with representatives from local communities, UNRWA school students, women’s groups, as well as...
Hussein al-Najjar is a Palestine refugee from Gaza and a beneficiary of the UNRWA Cash for Work Programme supported by the Czech Republic.©2019 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
“Before 2006, there were always work opportunities in Gaza. Nowadays, whenever I look for work, I am refused. I have children to feed and a sick mother to care for.”
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (center) addresses the Advisory Commission Meeting on 17 June at the Dead Sea in Jordan. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
There is no doubt that together we have contributed to one of the most remarkable human development processes and significantly advanced several key sustainable development goals for Palestine refugees, notably in education, health and beyond, pending a just and lasting solution to their plight.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (center) addresses the Advisory Commission Meeting on 17 June at the Dead Sea in Jordan. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
The Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East ( UNRWA ) met in Jordan on 17-18 June to discuss support for the Agency as it continues to meet the needs of millions of Palestine refugees who face hardship and denial of rights in the Gaza Strip and West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. “The discussions that we have with our Advisory Commission are always a source of support and of inspiration,” said UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. The AdCom, as we call it, is tasked with advising and...
2018 UNRWA Photo by Carlos Pérez Osorio
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) released today its annual Health Report for 2018, which confirms that, despite facing unprecedented financial challenges in 2018 that endangered the provision of the Agency’s services to 5.4 million registered Palestine refugees, the provision of primary health care and the facilitation of hospital services across the five fields of operation in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, continued uninterrupted. UNRWA attributes this achievement to the remarkable commitment of health...
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