What We Do

UNRWA human development and humanitarian services encompass primary and vocational education, primary health care, relief and social services, infrastructure and camp improvement, microfinance and emergency response, including in situations of armed conflict.

Education
532,857
Students
Health
3.1M
Refugees Access Our Health Services
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5.5M
Million registered refugees covered by our protection mandate
Relief & Social Services
255,579
Refugees Supported by Social Safety Net
Microfinance
475,905
Number of Loans Awarded
Infrastructure & Camp Improvement
1.63M
Lives Impacted
Emergencies
460,000
Refugees Impacted by the Conflict in Syria

Strategic Outcomes

Strategic Outcomes

UNRWA is committed to advancing the human development of Palestine refugees through the achievement of the following five strategic outcomes under the Agency’s Medium-Term Strategy 2016-2022 (MTS):

  • Strategic Outcome 1: Refugees' rights under international law are protected and promoted
  • Strategic Outcome 2: Refugees' health is protected and the disease burden is reduced
  • Strategic Outcome 3: School-aged children complete quality, equitable and inclusive basic education
  • Strategic Outcome 4: Refugee capabilities strengthened for increased livelihood opportunities
  • Strategic Outcome 5: Refugees are able to meet their basic human needs of food, shelter and environmental health

​MTS Strategic Outcomes reflect the Agency’s commitment to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more about UNRWA and the Sustainable Development Goals.