Iceland’s Foreign Minister Ms. Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir and UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini signed a multi-year framework agreement for the years 2024-2028 in support of Palestine Refugees in UNRWA’s five fields of operation. The signature took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Today, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Sweden co-hosted, in the presence of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, a High-Level Ministerial meeting in support of Palestine Refugees and UNRWA on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly.
As delivered Minister Safadi, Minister Billström, Mr. Secretary-General, Excellencies, UNRWA financial crisis deepens year after year. I know it sounds like a broken record for many of you. But my plea to you today is not to take our ability to muddle through should for granted. It is not because we have not yet reached the inflection point that we won’t do so soon. Too much is at stake for Palestine Refugees and the region if we do. Meanwhile, we are beginning to see the cracks in some of our flagship programmes. Let us take our renowned education system as an example. It allowed us, over...
UNRWA continues to respond to urgent needs of displaced families forced to flee Ein El-Hilweh camp in southern Lebanon, the largest in the country. UNRWA is currently hosting 800 people in four of its shelters.
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