Press Releases

10 December 2019
This December 10, UNRWA joined the international community in celebrating Human Rights Day. This marks the commemoration of the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This year, UNRWA schools across the Agency’s five...
10 December 2019
The Government of Austria yesterday signed an agreement amounting to EUR 2 million with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal.
10 December 2019
On 8 December 2019, the UNRWA marked 70 years in service for Palestine refugees. Following the Arab-Israeli conflict of 1948, UNRWA was established by the United Nations General Assembly to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. Today, some 5.5...
10 December 2019
The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, visited a number installations of the UNRWA in Amman on 9 December. During her visit, she was accompanied by Acting UNRWA Commissioner-General Mr. Christian Saunders and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in...
09 December 2019
Acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, visited Syria between 3 and 6 December