UNRWA hybrid press conference with Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will hold a hybrid press conference at the Palais des Nations in Geneva with Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini. The press conference will focus on operational updates and the presentation of 2022 budget requirements.
UNRWA provides assistance and protection for registered Palestine refugees. The Agency is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN Member States. UNRWA also receives some funding from the Regular Budget of the United Nations, which is used mostly for international staffing costs.
The Agency's services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance, including in times of armed conflict.