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Letter to Staff on World Health Day In the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) UNRWA staff are on the frontlines I address you on this World Health Day in the midst of a crisis without precedent in living memory as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to circle around the globe. It is a virus that is ‘menacing the whole of humanity’, as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said, and ‘the whole of humanity must fight back.’ As the virus will not stop at the gates of Palestine refugee camps throughout the region, you – the Agency’s staff members and UNRWA medical and environmental...
It has been one month since the city of Bethlehem was shut down due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the city and its residents were put on lockdown
UNRWA is pleased to announce that, following official communication by the office of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and consultations with the Agency’s Advisory Commission, Mr. Philippe Lazzarini has been appointed as its new Commissioner-General (CG).
The Acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, today called for a minimum of US$ 1.4 billion to fund the Agency’s essential services and assistance, including life-saving humanitarian aid and priority projects, for 5.6 million registered Palestine refugees across the Middle East for the year 2020.
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