• UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini, addresses the opening session of the Advisory Commission on UNRWA in Beirut, Lebanon on 14 June 2022.  © 2022 UNRWA Photo
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    Opening Statement by UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini to the Advisory Commission on UNRWA

    The UNRWA mandate is a collective responsibility. Solidarity with Palestine refugees is clearly manifested at the United Nations General Assembly voting sessions on the mandate of UNRWA. Under this mandate, Palestine refugees have the right to a dignified life.Read more
  • Palestinian refugee barber Mu’awya Wahidi, one of the 2021 May conflict survivals in the Gaza Strip.© 2022 UNRWA Photo By Mohamed Hinnawi
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    Nothing will stop me: How a Gazan barber is determined to return to his craft

    The 28th of Ramadan 2021 (10 May) was no different. Muawiyya Wahidi was on his way to open his barbershop in spite of the violence that had already started in Gaza. It would be a decision that would change his life forever.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

HISTORIC UNRWA FILM AND PHOTO ARCHIVE

Visit the online platform for the digitized UNRWA Archive. ِAs we continue to upload digitized photographs and videos.

Here you can browse the collections, galleries, and files that you can access in this media library.

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