Palestine refugees

07 April 2017
In a landmark report presented today, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, urges all member states actively to support and make the funding of UNRWA "sustainable, predictable and sufficient"
08 March 2017
UNRWA is alarmed by the escalation of violence in Dera’a Governorate, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus
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2017
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The challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from the implementation of Gender Action Plans during the second half of 2016 will be discussed in a February video conference bringing together all UNRWA fields. 

Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
02 February 2017
Eighty-year-old Palestine refugee Alia Shehabi moved in search of refuge with her family to the old city of Damascus when they left Palestine in 1948
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2017
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UNRWA will be joining the rest of the UN system in reporting on the UN System-wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, or UN-SWAP, based on common performance standards for the gender-related work of all UN entities, ensuring greater coherence and accountability. 

Courtesy of the Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs
24 January 2017
“The world should not forget some 560,000 Palestine refugees from whose lives have been impacted by the deepening conflict in Syria,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl is to tell an international conference on the Syria crisis held in Helsinki
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2016
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UNRWA has recently adopted the new Gender Equality Strategy (2016-2021), Integrating Gender, Improving Service, Impacting Lives. The new strategy consolidates gender mainstreaming in the Agency’s organizational processes and programmes and aims at improving service delivery and reducing...