Press Releases

2018 UNRWA Photo by Carlos Pérez Osorio
21 May 2019
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...
©UNRWA Gaza 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj
13 May 2019
At a time when Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan, often characterized by the festive nature of its Iftars , in Gaza, more than half the population depends on food aid from the international community. Unless UNRWA secures at least an...
Palestine refugee children playing on the street in one of the slums north of Gaza Strip. © UNRWA Gaza 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarraj
10 May 2019
Thousands of Gaza-based Palestine refugees are enjoying a plentiful Suhour meal thanks to a generous contribution of US$ 300,000 from Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA).
UNRWA students participate in the “Japan Day” held at Khan Younis Preparatory Boys' School “B”, southern Gaza, in solidarity with the people of Japan. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
08 May 2019
On 14 March 2019, almost 500 Palestine refugee students from four UNRWA schools in Khan Younis celebrated “Japan Day” and sent messages of continued empathy and solidarity to the people of Japan in commemoration of the eighth anniversary of the most powerful earthquake ever...
07 May 2019
The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre Krähenbühl, and the Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, Craig Hawke have signed a three-year commitment