Press Releases

12 August 2020
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is deeply saddened by the deaths caused by the horrific explosion of 4 August that claimed the lives of two Palestine refugees, among many others. As the list of fatalities continues...
11 August 2020
The Government of Italy has contributed EUR 6.8 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s core programmes and services.
08 August 2020
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) expresses its solidarity with the Lebanese people after the catastrophic explosion in the port of Beirut. UNRWA fears that its aftermath will hit the vulnerable communities in Lebanon...
04 August 2020
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 18 June 2020 the appointment of Leni Stenseth of Norway as Deputy Commissioner-General of the UNRWA at the level of Assistant Secretary-General.
30 July 2020
Ambassador of Italy in Lebanon Nicoletta Bombardiere, and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, signed an agreement for an additional contribution of EUR 1 million