Press Releases

28 June 2019
In an atmosphere of ongoing hardship, thousands of vulnerable children living in the Gaza Strip are receiving a much-needed helping hand thanks to a generous donation from Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA). The contribution of US$ 2,670,000 will enable the United Nations Relief...
(From left) United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and President of the United Nations General Assembly  María Fernanda Espinosa address the 2019 UNRWA Pledging Conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York. 2019 UN Photo by Manuel Elias.
26 June 2019
UNRWA received the outstanding support of the representatives of states and institutions at its annual international pledging conference held on 25 June in New York
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...