2010 Annual Report of Education Department

01 January 2012

As the major provider of basic education to Palestine refugees, various initiatives of the education department underscore UNRWA’s fundamental commitment to meeting the human development aspirations of refugees with particular emphasis on the most vulnerable. With almost half a million children enrolled in UNRWA schools and around 18,972 teaching staff (almost all of them Palestine Refugees) engaged in operationalisation of the education programme across the five Fields of operation it is one of the largest single agency managed school systems in the Middle East. The education programme is also the largest of the UNRWA programmes both in terms of staff engaged and the budgetary allocation. In 2010 absorbing US$336 million of US$601 million6 core operational budget education UNRWA education expenditure is the highest among the UNRWA programmes.

Two UNRWA students from Gaza enjoy recess in their first day of school. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
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