Palestine

© 2017 UNRWA Photo
02 May 2017
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East has introduced new cash counting and counterfeit detection technologies in all branches of the Agency’s microfinance programme to improve the quality and efficiency of microfinance services...
14 February 2017
UNRWA considers accountability to affected populations to be a cornerstone of quality service provision to meet changing refugee needs and deliver more sustainable development outcomes. A number of formal and informal mechanisms, standards and practices are in place at the...
© UNRWA Photo
08 April 2015
In 2014, the UNRWA Microfinance Department disbursed 13,891 loans, with a total value of US$ 19,438,082 in Palestine. Since 1991, the department has disbursed a total of 209,883 loans in Palestine, with a total cumulative value of US$ 269,306,274. Click here for the 2014...
UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
06 November 2014
Statement by Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl to the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (the Special Political and Decolonization Committee), New York, 4 November 2014 Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, I am greatly honoured to...
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the ICJ ruling on the West Bank Barrier
09 July 2014
Ten years ago on 9 July 2004, the International Court of Justice issued its ‘Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.” The Court found that the construction of the Wall, including in and around East...
Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 75
25 May 2014
More than half a million Palestine refugees are affected directly by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response to the crisis aims to maintain access to UNRWA services and preserve refugees' resilience through targeted relief.
About UNRWA
08 May 2014
UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some five million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the...
Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 74
04 May 2014
More than half a million Palestine refugees are affected directly by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response to the crisis aims to maintain access to UNRWA services and preserve refugees’ resilience through targeted relief.
Iconic UNRWA images of a humanitarian distribution, Yarmouk Camp, Damascus, 2014, displayed on a   billboard in New York's Times Square, 20 March 2014.
07 April 2014
UNRWA has distributed 10,708 food parcels in Yarmouk since 18 January, facilitated by authorities on the ground. In this period, UNRWA distributed 3,000 food parcels in the only eight days it was granted access. Distributions were not able to be made on the other days due...
From Gaza to Japan, a Message of Solidarity
12 March 2014
Gaza On the third anniversary of the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan, a message of continued solidarity and strength was carried there on the wind from the Gaza Strip. One thousand Palestine refugee students from UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools in Gaza...