UNRWA and the European Union Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis, the 'Madad Fund', opened a new photography exhibition in Beirut, showcasing the previously unpublished work of ten Palestinian refugee student photographers from Syria
The Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, Mr. Takeshi Okubo, and UNRWA Commissioner-General, Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl, signed an agreement for a JPY 600 million, approximately US$ 5.4 million, contribution from Japan to support the Agency’s Gaza food assistance programme for the seventh consecutive year.
Thanks to the steadfast support from its donors and partners, UNRWA today opened its school doors and 526,000 Palestine refugee kids across the Middle East, like children all over the world, can look forward to going back to school to learn, explore and have fun with their friends, in spite of the challenges many of them face in an uncertain environment. Perhaps more than others, they are aware that this is their passport to the future lived in dignity, safety and security. For the past 70 years, UNRWA has successfully protected the right to education for Palestine refugee children through...
"It was because of our remarkable students that I decided to open our schools on time this week, notwithstanding a shortfall of over 200 million USD— an unprecedented deficit in UNRWA’s 70-year history" - UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl