UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) and Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Takeshi Okuba (right), shake hands. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Isabel De La Cruz
09 October 2016
The Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Takeshi Okubo, and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl signed an agreement for a approximately US$ 4 million contribution from Japan to support the Agency’s food assistance programme in Gaza for the fifth...
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06 October 2016
Members of the European Parliament’s Budget Control Committee and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs visited Lebanon and Jordan to observe the challenging conditions of Palestine refugees and the dedicated efforts of UNRWA to sustain services to this vulnerable population, assisted by generous...
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In this iconic photograph from the UNRWA Film and Photo Archive, a convoy of trucks carries refugees and their belongings from Gaza to Hebron in the West Bank. © 1949 UN Archives Photographer Unknown
22 September 2016
The Danish Representative Office in Ramallah, UNRWA and the Danish House in Palestine open a three-day exhibition featuring a selection of previously unpublished photos from the UNRWA Film and Photo Archive
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UNRWA distributed 695 live sheep to 2,085 Palestine refugee families in the Gaza Strip, through the “Supporting Poor Families during Al-Adha Eid” project, thanks to a generous contribution from Islamic Relief USA. ©UNRWA Gaza 2016. Photo by Tamer Hamam.
14 September 2016
On 8 and 10 September, UNRWA distributed 695 live sheep to 2,085 Palestine refugee families, thanks to a generous contribution from Islamic Relief USA (IR USA) for the Muslim Al-Adha Eid celebration
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File: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
08 September 2016
“I stand before you with an urgent and simple message: the necessity to keep alive hope and dignity for Palestine Refugees,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the assembled delegates at the 146th session of the Arab League’s Council of Ministries of Foreign Affairs
Official Statements
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 and is the first part of a total EUR 10...
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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$10 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development
Press Releases
15 December 2015
The Government of Valencia (Generalitat Valenciana) has contributed EUR 122,309 to the UNRWA Young Women Leadership Programme to help support the employment prospects of young Palestine refugee women in Gaza. In Gaza, the ongoing blockade and repeated conflicts have contributed to rising food prices and high levels of...
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UNRWA Director of External Relations and Communications (Officer-in-Charge) Asif Husain-Naviatti and Austrian Representative to the Palestinian Authority Dr. Andrea Nasi, 26 July 2016. Photo: Courtesy of the Austrian Representative Office
28 July 2016
The Government of Austria has contributed EUR 1 million (US$ 1,109,878) to UNRWA in support of the Agency’s health programme in the occupied Palestinian territory
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Yalda Distribution Point, Yalda, Southern Damascus, Syria, February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
26 July 2016
The United States is contributing US$ 25 million to UNRWA in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal. The funds will support emergency operations in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan
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