Press Releases

Palestinian demonstrators gather in Khuza’a on the Gaza side of the perimeter fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip during the Great March of Return demonstration on 6 April 2018. © 2018 Photo Courtesy of Mahmoud Bassam
29 March 2019
One year after the start in Gaza of demonstrations that became known as The Great March of Return (GMR), scores of people, particularly young men, have been left dead and many others injured, as well as in need of long term medical and psychosocial assistance
28 March 2019
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) yesterday inaugurated a new health centre in the town of Doura south of the West Bank city of Hebron. The centre was built with generous funding from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA...
The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Mr. Ján Kubiš and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Mr. Claudio Cordone, touring an UNRWA school in the Palestine refugee camp of Ein El Hilweh. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Mahmoud
15 March 2019
The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Mr. Ján Kubiš and the Director of United Nations Relief and Works (UNRWA) Affairs in Lebanon, Mr. Claudio Cordone, visited the Palestine refugee camp of Ein El Hilweh in southern Lebanon
Minister-President of Flanders, Geert Bourgeois (left) and Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre Krähenbühl (right), shake hands after signing a three-year agreement on in Brussels in the value of EUR 479,000 to support core UNRWA services from 2019 to 2021. © 2019 Courtesy of the Government of Flanders
13 March 2019
Today in Brussels, the Minister-President of Flanders, Geert Bourgeois, and the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, signed a three-year agreement (2019-2021) in the value of...
A Palestine refugee beneficiary from Gaza who received an UNRWA microenterprise credit loan for his repair shop.  January 1st 2016,© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Shareef SARHAN
10 March 2019
A partnership between UNRWA and OFID has financed a total of 101,484 loans valued at US$ 141.3 million as of December 2018