• Momen (right) and Maram Qishawi (left) are two Palestine refugee children from Gaza who receive health care and insulin pens through support of the King Salman Foundation to the UNRWA health programme. © 2021 UNRWA Photo by Abdalla Hallaq
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    To enjoy life is to be in good health

    Mutaz Qishawi is a Palestine refugee who lives in Beit Hanoun in the north of Gaza with his family, including four children. Having two diabetic children adds to the extreme difficulties of life in the already challenging environment of the coastal stripRead more
  • Abu El Abed pouring coffee © 2021 UNRWA Photo by Kazem Abu Khalaf
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    Meet Refugee “No. 43”

    “My name is Husni Abd al-Hai Matariyyeh Abu S’eifan - number 43.” This is how Husni, known as Abu al-Abed, introduced himself to the visiting UNRWA delegation as he welcomed us into his home.Read more
  • Commissioner-General Opening Statement, Virtual Advisory Commission, 30 June- 1 July 2021
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    Commissioner-General Opening Statement, Virtual Advisory Commission

    "Eleven days of a devastating conflict sent Gaza years back, breaking many lives, livelihoods and dreams. A few weeks ago, I cautioned the UN Security Council against the next round of conflict in the absence of serious efforts for a political breakthrough."Read more

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UNRWA | United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

we provide assistance and protection for
some 5.7 million palestine refugees

Highlights

What we do

UNRWA human development and humanitarian services encompass primary and vocational education, primary health care, relief and social services, infrastructure and camp improvement, microfinance and emergency response, including in situations of armed conflict.

UNRWA IN FIGURES

UNRWA human development and humanitarian services encompass primary and vocational education, primary health care, relief and social services, infrastructure and camp improvement, microfinance and emergency response, including in situations of armed conflict.

2.8 M refugees access our health services

438 K refugees impacted by the conflict in Syria

5.7 M refugees covered by our protection mandate

Education is My Future

Education is the only thing that determines my future,” says Nour. “I will never be able to reach my goal without a proper education, and for this reason, I continue to bear the difficult circumstances.

Says 15-year-old Nour al-Hoda Attiah

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