Press Releases

25 November 2020
Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of the global 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV), UNRWA pays respect to its staff who moved swiftly and resolutely at the onset of the global pandemic to meet...
25 November 2020
The Advisory Commission (AdCom) on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) met virtually by videoconferencing on 23-24 November amidst immense concern over the financial shortfall that the Agency is facing.
11 November 2020
As COVID-19 continues to fuel increased hardship among the two million inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, thousands of vulnerable and orphaned refugee children living in the enclave are receiving invaluable assistance from Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) through a generous grant to...
09 November 2020
The UN Agency, which supports 5.7 million Palestine refugees in the Middle East, announced it needs US$ 70 million this month to pay its staff, continue education and health services amidst pandemic
04 November 2020
The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, made his first official visit to Syria on 26-29 October 2020.