Press Releases

08 September 2015
On 6 September, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl was received by the Deputy Emir and Crown Prince of Kuwait, H.H. Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. He expressed his strong gratitude for Kuwait's long-standing partnership with the Agency, its growing...
2013 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
01 September 2015
The United States has announced a generous additional contribution of US$ 15 million to the UNRWA General Fund, which will enable the Agency to open its schools on time for the 2015/16 school year. The latest commitment brings the total US contribution to the General Fund...
© 2015 UNRWA Photo
01 September 2015
Today the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl, signed into agreement the first two components of a newly concluded $35 million projects package. The two components, worth $19.5 million, were signed with His...
A Palestine refugee student displaced from Syria in class, Ramallah Elementary Coed School, Shatilla Camp, Lebanon. © 2013 UNRWA Photo
31 August 2015
The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has stepped forward with a generous US$ 15 million contribution in support of the critical UNRWA education programme. The pledge comes at a crucial time, as a US$ 101 million funding shortfall had put at risk the start of the...
UNRWA Schools Open On Time Thanks to US$ 15 Million Kuwaiti Pledge
28 August 2015
A generous pledge of US$ 15 million from the Government of Kuwait will help enable UNRWA to open its schools on time for the 2015/16 school year