UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl (left) met with the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström (right), and several other senior officials during his two-day mission to Sweden. Photo Courtesy of Emelie Borg
21 October 2016
On 21 October, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl concluded a two-day visit to Stockholm, during which he met with senior government officials, parliamentarians, and researchers to highlight the long-standing partnership between Sweden and UNRWA and raise...
Khan Dunoun Camp, Rif Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
18 October 2016
Norway announced an additional US$ 5.5 million contribution to the Agency’s Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal, bringing their total contribution to the Appeal in 2016 to an unprecedented US$ 10.3 million
UNRWA distributed ‘Dream Bags’ to 6,550 Palestine refugee students in the Gaza Strip, thanks to a generous contribution from RKK, a Japanese organization. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
17 October 2016
UNRWA has distributed ‘Dream Bags’ to dozens of Palestine refugee students across the Gaza Strip, thanks to a generous contribution from RKK- a Japanese organization
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...
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...
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in Ramallah, UNRWA and the Danish House in Palestine open a three-day exhibition featuring a selection of previously unpublished photos from the UNRWA Film and Photo Archive
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
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...
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...
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...