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Acquiring knowledge and skills
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UNRWA operates one of the largest school systems in the Middle East, teaching some half a million children in 700 schools. The Agency has been the main provider of primary education to Palestine refugees for sixty years.

As well as running schools, UNRWA provides vocational training for...

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The UNRWA microfinance department provides income-generating opportunities for Palestine refugees, as well as other poor or marginal groups who live and work near them.

It extends credit and complementary financial services to small-business owners, microenterprise entrepreneurs and...

Protection of rights in Lebanon
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UNRWA’s protection programme which was established in Lebanon at the end of 2009 is implemented by a Protection Officer and Operations Support Officers in all areas of Lebanon. The protection approach of UNRWA is threefold:

  • Ensuring that protection needs are addressed in all aspects
  • ...
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Today, almost two-thirds of registered Palestine refugees live in 12 refugee camps across the country. The original boundaries of these camps remain identical to their establishment over 60 years ago.

The fact that the camps have not been enlarged to cope with population growth has...

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As of June 2011, the number of Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA was 433,000, although the actual number of refugees residing in the country is estimated at between 260,000 and 280,000. Half of the refugee population is aged under 25 years. More than half of the refugee population lives...