• (From left) UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini meeting with the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, in Brussels, Belgium. © 2022 EU NEAR Photo
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    The European Union announces EUR 246 million three-year contribution in support of UNRWA and Palestine Refugees

    The European Union announced a three-year multiyear contribution of EUR 246 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).Read more
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    Amal's Story - Palestine refugee youth under administrative detention

    Amal was a child when he was arrested and placed under administrative detention without any charges being brough. Israeli authorities have subsequently renewed his detention on two occasions. Amal spent the last year of childhood in prison - even taking his high school exams inside. He lived through the COVID-19 pandemic – and even contracted COVID-19 earlier this year – all the while living with a severe auto-immune condition that poses a serious risk to his life and health. Amal is now set for release in May, with the risk that Israeli authorities may extend his detention without charge...Read more

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    Be the light for Palestine refugees this Ramadan

    The holy month of Ramadan is upon us. Continue to be the light for Palestine refugees. By giving to UNRWA this Ramadan, you will help provide vital food and cash assistance to over a million Palestine refugees. Give now!
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  • Ibrahim, standing outside of his shop in Maghazi camp, Gaza. © 2022 UNRWA Photo by Mohammed Hinnawi
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    One year on: Palestine refugees in Gaza welcome the holy month of Ramadan

    During the month of Ramadan, one shop in Gaza transforms from a small grocery shop into a haven of decorations. The little shop belongs to Ibrahim Abu Jayaab, a 70-year-old Palestine refugee from Maghazi camp in Gaza.Read more
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    The European Union and UNRWA celebrate 50 years of partnership!

    The partnership between the European Union and UNRWA has evolved over time, with the EU and its Member States becoming the largest multilateral provider of international assistance to Palestine refugees. The “Education for Life” campaign celebrates 50 years of critical EU support to the Agency’s education programme
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UNRWA | United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

we provide assistance and protection for
 registered 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

1 M refugees in Gaza access food aid

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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