Press Releases

01 September 2016
The Government of Italy, through the Italian Development Cooperation, has contributed EUR 6.6 million to UNRWA in support of the Agency’s core programmes and services. This represents a 61 per cent increase over the Italian contribution to the UNRWA Programme Budget in 2015...
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Firas Abou-Aloul
01 September 2016
Recognizing the importance of access to education for Palestine refugee children in Lebanon, UNRWA staff members, led by the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Matthias Schmale, and the Chief of the Field Education Programme, Ahmad Mouh, attended the openings of schools...
01 September 2016
The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre Krähenbühl, carried out his first official trip to India this week in order to build stronger relations between the Agency and India
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Riham Jafari
31 August 2016
On 28 August, around 50,000 Palestine refugee students began their school year in 96 UNRWA schools across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem
The Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Bo Schack; the Palestinian Minister for Public Works and Housing, Mufeed al-Hasyna; and UNRWA Senior External Relations and Projects Officer, Munir Mannah, place the cornerstone for the construction of the Agency’s largest logistics base in Gaza, located in Rafah, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
31 August 2016
On 25 August 2016, UNRWA laid the cornerstone of what will become its largest logistics base in the Gaza Strip. The construction of the logistics base is made possible through a generous donation of US$10 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for...