About UNRWA

Psychosocial activities for UNRWA students in Gaza following the summer 2014 conflict. © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Fadi Thabet
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2015
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UNRWA was established as a subsidiary organ of the United Nations General Assembly on 8 December 1949 and became operational on 1 May 1950. It is one of the largest United Nations programmes. Created as a temporary agency until a just and durable solution for Palestine refugees was achieved, the...

© UNRWA Photo
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2015
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  • More than five million Palestine refugees, the largest refugee population in the world, are registered by UNRWA in five areas of operation in the Middle East, including 450,000 in Lebanon.
  • According to a 2010 estimate from the American University in Beirut’s Socio-Economic Survey
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2015
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The partnership between the EU and UNRWA has allowed millions of Palestine refugees to be better educated, live healthier lives, access employment opportunities and improve their living conditions, thus contributing to the development of the entire region.

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EuropeAid support to Palestine refugees in Syria in 2014
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2014
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UNRWA and the EU have been partners in providing life-saving and developmental services to Palestine refugees in Syria, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Jordan for decades. Recent EuropeAid support has proved invaluable in maintaining education, healthcare, relief and social services,...

Education Department Newsletter, Issue 8
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2014
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In this issue of the education department newsletter, you will find
1. Education in Emergencies Framework to provide education to children affected by the violence in Syria
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