About UNRWA

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15 September 2015
Acquiring knowledge and skills
01 January 2011
UNRWA operates one of the largest school systems in the Middle East, teaching some half a million children in 700 schools. The Agency has been the main provider of primary education to Palestine refugees for sixty years. As well as running schools, UNRWA provides vocational...
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01 January 2011
UNRWA works to safeguard and advance the rights of Palestine refugees. This is achieved through service provision and advocacy. By ensuring quality services reach vulnerable communities and individuals, UNRWA provides essential services where needs may otherwise not be met...
Long and healthy lives
01 January 2011
UNRWA delivers basic health services and is responsible for providing a healthy living environment for Palestine refugees. The Agency’s network of primary health care facilities and mobile clinics provides the foundation of its health services, offering preventative,...
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01 January 2011
Following the destruction of Nahr el-Bared Camp in 2007, the homes, commercial properties and NGO and community facilities of the Palestinian community were left in ruins. The UNRWA Compound housing the Agency’s health clinic, schools and relief office, was also completely...
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01 January 2011
In Lebanon, restrictions imposed on Palestine refugees in relation to their right to work discourage young people and many of those of working age from continuing their education or seeking a job. 56% of refugees of working age are jobless, more than half of whom live in...