About UNRWA

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...

UNRWA at a glance
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UNRWA provides assistance, protection and advocacy for some 5 million registered Palestine refugees in the Middle East.

From its inception, UNRWA has been mandated to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. Today, the Agency maintains operations in five...

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UNRWA provides a range of social protection services concentrating its efforts on the poorest of the poor among the refugees. The Agency provides basic food supplies and cash subsidies, as well as emergency cash grants and adequate shelter to the most vulnerable refugees. Since 1989, UNRWA has...

Protection of rights in Lebanon
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2011
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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
  • ...