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...
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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...
The Government of Japan today signed a contribution agreement for the amount of US$ 22.4 million with the UNRWA
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...
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...
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...
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UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and mandated to provide assistance and protection to some 5.6 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA across its five fields of operation.
UNRWA is confronted with an increased demand for services resulting from a growth in the number of registered Palestine refugees, the extent of their vulnerability and their deepening poverty. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions and financial support has been outpaced by the growth in needs.
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For the past 70 years, UNRWA has been delivering effective and reliable humanitarian support to Palestine refugees living in Gaza, the West Bank including East Jerusalem, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.