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UNRWA Commissioner-General’s remarks on World Refugee Day

UNRWA Commissioner-General’s remarks on World Refugee Day


Pierre Krähenbühl
UNRWA Commissioner-General


"[Palestine refugees] are victims of injustice, of occupation, blockade and conflict. They are also actors in their own development with skills that many in the world would envy."
Today marks World Refugee Day, a day to remind us that: one refugee without hope is one refugee too many.

Each and every day, UNRWA works tirelessly to provide assistance and human development services to 5.3 million Palestinian refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. We strive to create an environment that values and protects human rights and development despite the ever-growing crises.

On this day of reflection and solidarity, UNRWA’s new Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, has released a press release: An Unsustainable Refugee Crisis.

To learn more about Pierre, read his biography here. Together, with the entire UNRWA staff, 95% of which are Palestinian refugees themselves, we will continue to support and pay tribute to the courage, strength, and resilience of Palestine refugees each and every day. And we will continue to do all we can to protect and promote their human rights until a just and durable solution is achieved.

If you would like to support our efforts, you can make a tax-deductible donation here. All donations from now through the end of July will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a group of generous UNRWA USA supporters.

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