“Tremendous challenges” faced by UNRWA in its history

1 June 2015

There have been tremendous challenges faced by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in its 65 years of existence.

That’s according to Pierre Krähenbühl, the Commissioner-General of UNRWA who came to New York to attend a special event marking the agency’s 65th anniversary on Tuesday.

UNRWA, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 1949, is mandated to provide assistance and protection to about 5 million Palestinian refugees.

Isabel Dupuis caught up with Mr Krähenbühl who first described what the 65th anniversary of UNRWA is all about.

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