Press Releases

13 June 2018
According to a new study by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, infant mortality, which in most parts of the world is in decreasing, has not declined for the last decade in Gaza. The paper entitled “Stalled decline in infant mortality among Palestine refugees...
©2018 UNRWA Photo by Laura Sunnen
05 June 2018
An UNRWA convoy has delivered life-saving aid to Palestine refugees and vulnerable Syrians displaced from the destroyed Yarmouk unofficial refugee camp in Damascus to the nearby neighbourhood of Yalda. UNRWA resumed access to the area for the first time since 25 May 2016...
01 June 2018
Today, the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, and the UNRWA Director of Operations in the West Bank, Mr. Scott Anderson, join others in the international community in calling on the Government of Israel to cease its plans to carry out the mass demolition and...
H.E Japanese Ambassador Mr. Yamaguchi delivers a speech during a ceremony in Saida, Lebanon. UNRWA thanks the Government of Japan for its support for the emergency needs of Ein El Hilweh, including shelter rehabilitation, following violence that occurred place in 2017. ©2018 Photo for UNRWA by Ahmad Mahmoud.
01 June 2018
Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in partnership with Naba’a Development Action without Borders NGO held a ceremony at the Saida Municipality in the south of Lebanon to recognize the support provided by the...
© 2013 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
24 May 2018
Islamic Relief USA (IR USA) generously contributed US$ 2.4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support 3,000 vulnerable Palestine refugees in Gaza. "We support UNRWA's fundraising efforts to help alleviate the suffering experienced by so many...