• Speech of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini to the 156th Session of the League of Arab States Council
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    Speech UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini to the 156th Session of the League of Arab States Council

    "As I stand before this Council today, four of the five fields where UNRWA operates are in severe crisis, and the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep through the Palestine refugee communities."Read more
  • 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

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UNRWA | United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

we provide assistance and protection for
 registered palestine refugees

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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