Press Releases

Sahnaya Distribution Centre, Sahnaya, Rif Damascus, Syria, May 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
07 February 2017
The Government of Italy, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), has contributed EUR 2.25 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s emergency operations in response...
07 February 2017
The Vision Project – an education initiative using cutting-edge “Voice Dream Reader” technology, which allows digital information imported onto mobile devices to be read in a human voice for blind and visually impaired children – was successfully concluded, benefiting 217...
Véronique Hulmann, Director of Cooperation for Gaza and the West Bank at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and Francoise Vanni, Director of External Relations and Communications at UNRWA, discuss the Swiss Confederation’s multi-year agreement with UNRWA that will provide CHF 75.5 million (approximately US$ 73.7 million) to the Agency’s core programmes and services over the 2017-2020 period. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
02 February 2017
The Swiss Confederation, through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has signed a multi-year agreement with UNRWA totaling CHF 75.5 million (approximately US$ 73.7 million) that will go towards the Agency’s core programmes and services over the 2017-2020...
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl with the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Witold Waszczykowski. Photo courtesy of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
27 January 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl conducted his first visit to Poland, where he met with senior members of the Polish Government and attended the opening of the UNRWA Film and Photo Archive traveling exhibition, 'The Long Journey'
© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Asad Jabari
25 January 2017
UNRWA and the Aqbat Jabr Camp Services Committee inaugurated a new concrete bridge in Aqbat Jabr refugee camp in Jericho to enhance safety and access for all camp residents