financial crisis

01 September 2018
UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, expresses “deep regret and disappointment” over the United States' announcement that it will provide no additional funding to UNRWA
01 September 2018
UNRWA expresses deep regret and disappointment at the United States' announcement that it will no longer provide funding to the Agency after decades of staunch political and financial support
UNRWA student Aya Abbas with Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Isber Haddad
28 August 2018
"It was because of our remarkable students that I decided to open our schools on time this week, notwithstanding a shortfall of over 200 million USD— an unprecedented deficit in UNRWA’s 70-year history" - UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
16 August 2018
At an extraordinary session of the UNRWA Advisory Commission, in Amman today, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl announced that the school-year for 526,000 Palestine refugee girls and boys will open on time in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza, Jordan...
29 July 2018
While it is legitimate for staff members to express their frustration and discontent following measures the Agency had to take in response to the severe reductions in funding by the United States, UNRWA firmly rejects a series of actions taken by some of the protesting staff
26 July 2018
Determined not to forsake Palestine refugees, UNRWA and its partners have mobilized political and financial support around the globe, to maintain its operations and render essential services to its beneficiaries with dignity and hope
30 June 2018
UNRWA was forced to reduce its emergency cash assistance in Syria from USD 32 to USD 23 a month per person due to a lack of funding and now this amount is insufficient for displaced Palestine refugees to pay for their shelter needs
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (centre) addresses representatives of host and donor countries at the opening session of UNRWA Advisory Commission held in Jordan on 18 June 2018. © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
27 June 2018
“At this point, we do not have income to ensure the schools will open on time in August. And from July we will have to take very difficult measures impacting services and staff if we do not progress further,” Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the assembled member...
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl thanked Member States for their support, particularly those who had made additional contributions already in 2018.  Pledging Conference for UNRWA held in New York on 25 June 2018. © 2018 Photo by the United Nations
26 June 2018
“At this point, we do not have income to ensure the schools will open on time in August,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl told officials from more than seventy UN Member States at the UNRWA Annual Pledging Conference held in UN Headquarters in New York. “And,...
Pledging Conference for UNRWA held in New York on 25 June 2018. © 2018 Photo by the United Nations
26 June 2018
The UNRWA Annual Pledging Conference was a very positive event sustaining momentum in addressing the remaining shortfall of US$ 250 million, which could critically affect the vital UNRWA services to Palestine refugees