Press Releases

The Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, Ambassador Christina Lassen, and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, hand over keys to Palestine refugee families to celebrate their return to Nahr el Bared camp, Lebanon. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Maysoun Mustafa
03 October 2017
UNRWA and the European Union held a ceremony in Nahr el-Bared camp to mark the handing over of newly reconstructed houses to 93 returning families
Rahaf (left), a sixteen-year-old Palestine refugee from Jordan and a previous member of the UNRWA Central School Parliament of Jordan, and Karim, a thirteen-year-old Palestine refugee from Gaza and the current President of the UNRWA Central School Parliament of the Gaza Strip, share their experiences with journalists during a press conference held on the margins of the General Assembly's annual general debate. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist
29 September 2017
There was strong diplomatic and donor support for UNRWA and its mandate at the Ministerial-level meeting which took place in New York during the General Assembly on 22 September
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) and Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, Takeshi Okubo, after signing an agreement confirming a contribution of JPY 1.1 billion (approximately US$10.2 million) form the Government of Japan in support of UNRWA service to Palestine refugees. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
27 September 2017
The Government of Japan has contributed US$10.2 million to UNRWA for food assistance for Palestine refugees facing critical poverty in Gaza and the construction of a sewerage network in the Aqbat Jabr refugee camp in the West Bank
© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Shirley De-Leon-Garnier
22 September 2017
The Government of Austria, through the Austrian Development Agency, has contributed EUR 1.5 million in support of the UNRWA health programme in the occupied Palestinian territory
© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Mahmoud Rahhal
13 September 2017
The OPEC Fund for International Development has made a commitment of US$1 million to support the UNRWA education program in East Jerusalem.