Official Statements

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
On the morning of 25 July 2018, the Israeli Security Forces entered the Jabal al-Baba Bedouin Palestine refugee community in the West Bank, close to the outskirts of East Jerusalem, and dismantled and removed a donor-funded structure that serves as a kindergarten for 28...
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
25 July 2018
During a large-scale incursion by the Israeli security forces (ISF) into Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem on 23 July, a fourteen-year-old Palestine refugee student at UNRWA’s Basic Boys School in the camp was shot and killed, reportedly with live ammunition
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...