Press Releases

© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Firas Abou Aloul
14 February 2017
UNRWA held a ceremony in Burj Barajneh refugee camp in Lebanon to recognize the generous in-kind donation of winter clothes, valued at nearly US$ 500,000, from Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., which owns the globally renowned UNIQLO clothing chain, to help some of the most...
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Christien van den Brink
08 February 2017
Denmark has contributed DKK 25 million (approximately US$ 3.6 million) to UNRWA in support of its core programmes and services in Lebanon, helping ensure that the Agency can continue to provide basic services in education, health, relief and social services, and camp...
Sahnaya Distribution Centre, Sahnaya, Rif Damascus, Syria, May 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
07 February 2017
The Government of Italy, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), has contributed EUR 2.25 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s emergency operations in response...
07 February 2017
The Vision Project – an education initiative using cutting-edge “Voice Dream Reader” technology, which allows digital information imported onto mobile devices to be read in a human voice for blind and visually impaired children – was successfully concluded, benefiting 217...
Véronique Hulmann, Director of Cooperation for Gaza and the West Bank at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and Francoise Vanni, Director of External Relations and Communications at UNRWA, discuss the Swiss Confederation’s multi-year agreement with UNRWA that will provide CHF 75.5 million (approximately US$ 73.7 million) to the Agency’s core programmes and services over the 2017-2020 period. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
02 February 2017
The Swiss Confederation, through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has signed a multi-year agreement with UNRWA totaling CHF 75.5 million (approximately US$ 73.7 million) that will go towards the Agency’s core programmes and services over the 2017-2020...