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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) administered the oath of office to Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), 20 April 2015. The Secretary-General (left) with Mr. Krähenbühl after the swearing in. UN Photo/Mark Garten
Appointed by the Secretary-General in November 2013, Pierre Krähenbühl became Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees on 30 March 2014. As Commissioner-General, he serves at the level of Under-Secretary-General. A Swiss...
UNRWA in 2015
UNRWA in Figures provides general information on number of Palestine refugees, camps, UNRWA beneficiaries and funding situation. Figures are accurate as of 1 January 2015. Not an official document.
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More than five million Palestine refugees, the largest refugee population in the world, are registered by UNRWA in five areas of operation in the Middle East, including 450,000 in Lebanon. According to a 2010 estimate from the American University in Beirut’s Socio-Economic...
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Since 1971, the European Union and UNRWA have worked hand in hand to support the human development of Palestine refugees, which in turn has contributed to safeguarding stability in the Middle East and the hope for peace.
EuropeAid support to Palestine refugees in Syria in 2014
UNRWA and the EU have been partners in providing life-saving and developmental services to Palestine refugees in Syria, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Jordan for decades. Recent EuropeAid support has proved invaluable in maintaining education, healthcare, relief...