Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry met Thursday with UNRWA Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees [UNRWA] said that almost 1.7 million people have been displaced across the Gaza Strip since 7 October.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned Saturday the "horrific" Israeli shelling of UNRWA's Fakhoura School killing and injuring civilians "which adds to the series of violations against civilians."
Egypt is taking logistical procedures to receive the newborns from Gaza as per the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the UNRWA on Thursday.
“Six of (them) were killed in the past 24 hours.”
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) recently made new statements regarding the deteriorating situation in Gaza Strip, saying that "there is no safe place in the strip."
UNRWA director in the West Bank Adam Bouloukos said the agency was forced to suspend services including schools, health and solid waste collection, as a result of continued Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip.
The UNRWA indicated in its Saturday situation report that 17 of its workers had been killed since October 7, and that 15 others had been injured.
The sources told Cairo News that Egypt has not hesitated since the deterioration of the situation in the occupied territories, and has intensified its contacts with all active parties of the international community to stop the escalation and spare the blood of the Palestinian people.
The role played by the UNRWA contributes to promoting efforts to realize security and stability in the region, Shoukry said during a meeting on Tuesday with UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini.
During a ministerial meeting for UNRWA on the sidelines of the 77th UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York in December 2022, Shoukry stated that the UNRWA embodies the legal and political commitments of the international community to the right of the Palestinian refugees to return home.
Shoukry’s remarks were made during a ministerial meeting for UNRWA on the sidelines of the 77th UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, attended by ministers and high-level officials, including Secretary-General of the UN António Guterres.
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s “endless” support for United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) during a Saturday meeting with UNRWA’s under-secretary Philip Lazzarini.
In remarks to Egypt Today during his visit to Egypt, Lazzarini said Egypt is one of the agency’s largest partners, adding that the UNRWA is communicating with the Egyptian government regarding the Gaza reconstruction and how this can endorse efforts of supporting Palestinian refugees.
The fourth edition of the WYF started on Monday in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh with the participation of a large number of youth and figures from across the world. The forum will be concluded on Thursday.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reiterated Egypt's constant keenness on supporting the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the important role the agency is playing in backing the Palestinian refugees.
The Spokesperson also hailed the U.S. decision which reflects the U.S. Administration’s interest in the region's issues.
The UNRWA focuses on supporting education, health and relief efforts.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry hailed the prominent humanitarian role played by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to alleviate the suffering of Palestinian refugees, as he met with the agency’s commissioner-general.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Thursday made a phone call with Philippe Lazzarini, the newly appointed Commissioner General of the United Nations agency supporting the relief of Palestinian refugees, UNRWA.