About UNRWA

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2015
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  • More than five million Palestine refugees, the largest refugee population in the world, are registered by UNRWA in five areas of operation in the Middle East, including 450,000 in Lebanon.
  • According to a 2010 estimate from the American University in Beirut’s Socio-Economic Survey
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Human rights education
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2008
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Since 2002, UNRWA has integrated human rights into the teaching of Arabic, Islamic studies, and Social Science as part of its non-violent conflict resolution and human rights programme. Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Gaza Field Office is...

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2009
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The Microcredit Community Support Programme helps increase credit opportunities for less advantaged refugees and their families to help them become financially stable. 

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Year: 
2011
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Now in its fourth year, the UNRWA Summer Games programme provides the children of Gaza with a rare opportunity to make new friends learn new skills and enjoy a moment of normalcy amidst extraordinarily challenging circumstances. Having grown each year, Summer Games 2010 was the biggest yet, with...

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2011
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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...