Press Releases

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visits Palestine refugees displaced from Ein el-Tal camp and sheltered in a governmental School in Aleppo. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Abu Zeid
31 March 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria from 26 to 31 March, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and senior government officials.
Al-Amin Health Centre, Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
30 March 2017
The European Union, through the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, has donated EUR 10 million to UNRWA for its programmes in Syria, including education, health, technical and vocational education and training, microfinance and emergency cash...
23 March 2017
The Islamic Development Bank in its capacity as Coordinator for the Programme of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Reconstruction of Gaza, has re-programmed and signed a US$40 million agreement with UNRWA to support shelter repair and reconstruction of at least 1,000...
A group photo of the UNRWA TV team with the YouTube Silver Play Button. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
21 March 2017
UNRWA TV received the YouTube Silver Play Button, an award granted by Google to the most popular YouTube channels. The UNRWA TV YouTube channel now exceeds 270,000 subscribers to its Education in Emergencies and humanitarian information programmes
From left to right: The Acting Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Hakam Shahwan; the President of the General Union for Palestinian Women in Lebanon, Amneh Jebril;  the President of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Dr. Younes El Khatib; and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Welfare Association in Lebanon, Fouad Bawarchi. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Maysoun Mustafa
17 March 2017
Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Taawon - Lebanon, Islamic Relief, the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) and the...