Resources

  • A sporting event at the closing ceremony of the 16 Days Campaign against GBV © 2019 UNRWA  photo by Khalil Adwan

    Following up on the recommendations made by the Advisory Commission, the Gender Section reviewed the implementation of UNRWA Gender Equality Strategy (2016-2021) and prepared options for the way forward in the next three years. The focus will include preparing for the next UNRWA Medium-Term...

  • An UNRWA staff member provides medication to an elderly Palestine refugee. © 2020 UNRWA Photo

    The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global public health crisis. As of 5 May, there have been more than 3.5 million confirmed cases around the world and 245,150 deaths reported to the World Health Organization. Almost all countries have now been affected, including the five fields of UNRWA...

  • Covid-19 response, UNRWA flash appeal for immediate needs

    This Flash Appeal covers the Agency’s immediate needs for a three-month period, i.e. from 1 March – 31 May 2020 (as of March2020). UNRWA recognizes that the situation is evolving rapidly and that the status of preparedness and response varies across Agency fields of operation due to differing...

  • Palestine refugees are adamant that their education continue, despite the challenges, conflict and distress they face, Dera’a camp in Syria. © 2019 UNRWA Photo
    Palestine refugees in Syria continue to face severe and multiple needs as a consequence of nine years of conflict and associated hardship. This has resulted in extensive casualties, largescale and protracted displacement, destruction of civilian infrastructure, a decrease in the provision of...
  • First grade students from UNRWA Sabra Elementary Co-ed School receiving their new stationery on the first day of school. © 2019 UNRWA. Photo by Khalil Adwan
    In 2020, in order to maintain the provision of essential humanitarian assistance to Palestine refugees in the oPt, UNRWA will continue to prioritize the most critical interventions in its emergency appeal, in line with the approach adopted by the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in the...
  • Meeting the Human Development and Humanitarian Needs of Palestine Refugees
    In December 2019, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in support of the extension of the UNRWA mandate until 2023. As long as Palestine refugees remain refugees, UNRWA is the organization that they turn to for education, health care, housing, social services, financial...