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UNRWA is 70 years old

On 8 December 2019, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will be seventy years old. Following the Arab-Israeli conflict of 1948, UNRWA was established by the United Nations General Assembly to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. Today, some 5.5 million Palestine refugees in the Agency’s five fields of...Read more

back to school 2019

On June 25, two UNRWA students, Hanan and Hatem, addressed a large number of representatives of the United Nations General Assembly, its President and the UN Secretary-General 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...Read more

#4Syria

UNRWA PROVIDES HUMANITARIAN AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE TO PALESTINE REFUGEES IN SYRIA WHEREVER THEY ARE: IN BESIEGED AREAS, ACTIVE CONFLICT ZONES OR CALM REGIONS.Read more

International Women's Day 2015

On International Women’s Day 2015, UNRWA is celebrating ‘Everyday Heroines’ by focusing on our women staff on the front lines.Read more

#SaveYarmouk

In December 2012, fierce clashes erupted in Yarmouk, an area of Damascus home to approximately 160,000 Palestine refugees. The intensity of these clashes and the widespread use of heavy weapons caused numerous civilian casualties, severe damage to property and the displacement of 140,000 Palestine refugees and thousands of Syrians. In July 2013, a state of siege emerged in Yarmouk, trapping the...Read more

UNRWA at the World Humanitarian Summit

On 23/24 May, UNRWA will attend the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul and join the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call for “One Humanity” and “Shared Responsibility" and to implement the accompanying " Agenda for Humanity ", to improve the functioning, efficiency and effectiveness of the world humanitarian system to better provide services and goods to people in...Read more

#WorldHealthDay2016

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, have become the main cause of mortality around the world and are currently responsible for more than 70 per cent of deaths among Palestine refugees each year. Today, nearly 136,000 Palestine refugees registered for UNRWA health-care services have diabetes.Read more