refugees covered by our protection mandate
refugees provided emergency humanitarian assistance
primary health care consultations
children accessing UNRWA schools
Our five fields of operation are: Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. UNRWA services encompass primary and vocational education, primary health care, relief and social services, infrastructure and camp improvement, microfinance and emergency response.
UNRWA operates 711 elementary and preparatory schools in its five fields of operation, including eight secondary schools in Lebanon, providing free basic education for some 532,000 Palestine refugee children. In addition, technical vocational training and higher education is provided at eight Vocational Training Centres for approximately 7,500 Palestine refugees in all fields of operations and for about 1,600 students in 2 educational science faculties (teacher training institutes, one in the West Bank and one in Jordan).
Annual cost per elementary student
For over 60 years, the UNRWA Health programme has delivered comprehensive primary health care (PHC) services, both preventive and curative, to Palestine refugees, and helped them access secondary and tertiary health care services. The Family Health Team (FHT) offers comprehensive primary health care services based on holistic care of the entire family, emphasizing long-term provider-patient relationships and ensuring person-centeredness, comprehensiveness and continuity.
Primary Health Facilities
Refugees Accessing Our Health Services
Annual Patient Visits
Protection is what UNRWA does to safeguard and advance the rights of Palestine refugees. UNRWA undertakes a broad range of activities for the protection of Palestine refugees in the Agency’s five fields of operation within the scope of its mandate. The Agency’s protection mandate specifically addresses the rights of vulnerable groups – women, children and persons with disabilities.
Child Protection Cases
GBV Survivors Provided Services
Staff Trained On Protection
Of the some 5 million Palestine refugees registered with our Agency, roughly one third live in 58 recognized refugee camps. Over the years, these camps have transformed from temporary 'tent cities' into hyper-congested masses of multi-storey buildings with narrow alleys, characterized by high concentrations of poverty and extreme overcrowding. We adopt an integrated, comprehensive, participatory and community-driven improvement of the built environment of Palestine refugee camps, utilizing urban planning tools.
Palestine Refugee Camps
Houses Rebuilt in Nahr el Bared
Houses Rehabilitated/Rebuilt in Gaza
“UNRWA education has taught me about my responsibilities toward our world. It helped me become a better person," stated Hatem speaking at the United Nations."UNRWA education is like oxygen, it keeps us alive.”
Says 15-year-old Hatem
111 people already started their campaign. Thanks to them, US$ 54,110.65 have been raised. Join the movement and take concrete action for Palestine refugees.
Due to the blockade of Gaza, people simply cannot afford the price of food. Over half the population is dependent on UNRWA emergency food assistance. With US$ 3,800 we can provide food assistance to 100 families.
Goal $ 3,800
Over 530,000 Palestine refugees attend one of our 708 schools. Our schools are places of safety and learning; places where a child can grow and dream; places where a child can breathe. With US$ 2,500 we can support an entire classroom of children to learn, explore, and thrive.
Goal $ 2,500
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Musakhan or Makloubeh? Kanafeh or Qatayef?
Which would you choose?
This Ramadan, remember those who don’t have a choice. #ShareAnIftar with Palestine refugees, and help put food on the table for families that may otherwise go without.
Nine years of conflict in Syria has left much of the country in ruins. Over 95% of Palestine refugees in Syria are in critical need of emergency humanitarian assistance including food, shelter and non-food items. With US$ 1,400 we can provide assistance to 50 of the neediest refugees.
Goal $ 1,400