UNRWA in Lebanon, in contrast to UNRWA’s other field offices, provides not only primary education but also secondary education and, to a lesser extent, supports access to university education through specific donor funding.
Despite high enrolment rates at the primary level, there are still many challenges for Palestine refugees in completing education in Lebanon. Two-thirds of Palestinians above the age of 15 have not attained the Brevet, the state certificate that grants access to secondary school. This is alarming since those households whose head does not have the Brevet are more likely to experience poverty. If however, the household head has attained education above the primary level, the likelihood of being extremely poor (living on less than US$ 2.17 per day) is reduced by half.