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
“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, in the absence of significant new funding, we will have to begin taking very difficult measures in July impacting the level of services, as well as our staff.”
Pledging Conference for UNRWA held in New York on 25 June 2018. © 2018 Photo by the United Nations
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
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (speaking) addresses representatives of host and donor countries at the opening session of UNRWA Advisory Commission (AdCom) held in Jordan on 18 June 2018. The AdCom members discussed the Agency’s unprecedented financial crisis and state of services rendered to Palestine refugees. © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi.
The Advisory Commission of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, met in Jordan on 18-19 June to discuss support for the Agency
©2018 UNRWA Photo by Laura Sunnen
An UNRWA convoy has delivered life-saving aid to Palestine refugees and vulnerable Syrians displaced from the destroyed Yarmouk unofficial refugee camp in Damascus to the nearby neighbourhood of Yalda. UNRWA resumed access to the area for the first time since 25 May 2016 and reached those displaced by the recent fighting in Yarmouk with emergency assistance, including medicine and food. The convoy, which included a mobile UNRWA health clinic, consisted of 18 truckloads. Mr. Mohamed Abdi Adar, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria said: "These refugees had already suffered untold hardship because...
© 2018 Photo by: Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl and His Excellency Mr. Khalifa Bin Jassim Al Kuwari, Director-General of the Qatar Fund for Development signed on Wednesday in Doha a memorandum of understanding in the amount of US$ 50 million. This highly generous contribution by the State of Qatar is crucial to safeguard Palestine refugees’ access to essential education in 2018. These funds will be utilized immediately to sustain the Agency’s education...