UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) provides assistance, protection and advocacy for some 5 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory, pending a solution to their plight.
UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states.
UNRWA is the main provider of basic services – education, health, relief and social services – to 5 million registered Palestine refugees in the Middle East.
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Find out how UNRWA’s definition of Palestine refugees works in practice and who is eligible for registration.
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Frequently asked questions
Find answers to the most common questions about the Agency’s work, its history, and funding.
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Read the biographies of UNRWA’s current Commissioner-General and Deputy Commissioner-General.
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The Agency has recently carried out a comprehensive set of reforms to strengthen its ability to carry out its work.
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Advisory Commission and Hosts and Donors Meetings
Find documents relating to UNRWA’s Advisory Commission and the Hosts and Donors Meeting.
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