Press Releases

Advisory Commission members gather near the gate that controls access to Omar Hajajleh’s home in Al Walaja. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
24 June 2019
Twenty-seven members of the Advisory Commission (AdCom) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) concluded a two-day visit to through the West Bank field of UNRWA operations on 19-20 June, 2019. Visiting members included...
United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake meets with UNRWA student parliamentarians in Gaza, oPt. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Rula A
24 June 2019
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, conducted an official mission to the West Bank and Gaza, as part of her first visit to the Middle East. During the mission, Ms. Wickramanayake visited schools, vocational training centres,...
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (center) addresses the Advisory Commission Meeting on 17 June at the Dead Sea in Jordan. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
18 June 2019
The Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East ( UNRWA ) met in Jordan on 17-18 June to discuss support for the Agency as it continues to meet the needs of millions of Palestine refugees who face hardship and...
10 June 2019
A performance assessment of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) commissioned by some of the world’s top donors has found that the Agency is “competent, resilient and resolute”, with an overall rating of “highly...
28 May 2019
The European Commission is providing EUR 3 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to provide emergency cash assistance to the conflict-affected Palestine refugees in Syria.