• Students celebrate their first day of school at the UNRWA Nuzha School. Some 169 Agency schools opened across Jordan yesterday. ©  2019 UNRWA Photo by Abed Nabeel

    120,000 Palestine Refugee Students in Jordan Return to UNRWA Schools

    Ahmad Sa’feen began a new school year yesterday at one of 169 schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.Read more
  • Students attend their first day of the 2019-2020 school year at the UNRWA al-Sabra Preparatory Co-Ed School in Gaza on 25 August 2019. © 2019 UNRWA Photo

    Celebrating the first day of a new school year: UNRWA students in Gaza go back to school

    Today is the first day of the school year 2019-2020 for over 282,000 girls and boys who attend schools run by the UNRWA in Gaza.Read more
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    #EducationIsOxygen

    On June 25, two UNRWA students, Hanan and Hatem, addressed the UN on behalf of 532,000 fellow students from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza. They spoke on behalf of the high achievers and those who struggle; for those who take risks every day passing checkpoints and those whose lives were lost over the past year. They spoke for those who dream of becoming teachers, athletes, engineers, or poets and presidents. In the words of Hatem Hamdouna, “UNRWA education is like oxygen. It’s what’s keeping us alive”. #EducationIsOurOxygen...
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  • UNRWA supports quality education and decent work and economic growth

    From the start, UNRWA has emphasized the need to promote livelihoods by building the human capital of Palestine refugees and providing access to income generating opportunities and employment. It has done so by providing quality education for girls and boys equally, equipping thousands of young women and men with the skills needed to enter the work force through technical and vocational training, and through its award-winning microfinance programme, which offers small loans to households, entrepreneurs and small-business owners. UNRWA also plays a role in creating employment,
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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.

3.1 M Refugees Access Our Health Services

460 K Refugees Impacted by the Conflict in Syria

5.15 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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