Press Releases

Dr. Alexis Loeber, Head of the Cooperation Sector at the EU Delegation, with EU scholarship recipients during the Students’ Showcase held in Beirut. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Mahmoud Abu Salah
13 June 2017
On Monday, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the European Union (EU) held a ‘Students’ Showcase’ ceremony in Beirut to highlight the achievements of students who received scholarships through the UNRWA...
09 June 2017
UNRWA condemns the existence of tunnels under two of its schools in Maghazi camp in the Gaza Strip in the strongest possible terms. "It is unacceptable that students and staff are placed at risk in such a way," says UNRWA Spokesperson Christopher Gunness
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (right) met with IR USA CEO Anwar Khan (left) in May 2017 to strengthen ties and acknowledge the continued support of IR USA for Palestine refugees. © 2017 UNRWA Photo
09 June 2017
Islamic Relief USA has generously contributed US$1.96 million to UNRWA to help provide 2,400 vulnerable Palestine refugee children in Gaza with assistance support that will contribute towards enhancing their resilience
EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl sign the EU-UNRWA Joint Declaration 2017-2020. © European Union, 2017 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
07 June 2017
EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl signed a Joint Declaration on EU support to UNRWA for the period 2017-2020
Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
07 June 2017
UNRWA is providing the most vulnerable Palestine refugees some respite from Syria’s devastating conflict during the holy month of Ramadan by distributing suhour baskets and meat pies in its collective shelters