About UNRWA

Long and healthy lives
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UNRWA delivers basic health services and is responsible for providing a healthy living environment for Palestine refugees. The Agency’s network of primary health care facilities and mobile clinics provides the foundation of its health services, offering preventative, general medical and...

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UNRWA works to safeguard and advance the rights of Palestine refugees. This is achieved through service provision and advocacy. By ensuring quality services reach vulnerable communities and individuals, UNRWA provides essential services where needs may otherwise not be met.

Moreover, the...

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...

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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...