UNRWA’s human development and humanitarian services encompass primary and vocational education, primary health care, social safety-net, community support, infrastructure and camp improvement, microfinance and emergency response, including in situations of armed conflict. The services are delivered within five programmes:
UNRWA operates one of the largest school systems in the Middle East and has been the main provider of basic education to Palestine refugees for 60 years.
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More than 4,000 UNRWA health workers provide one of the most cost-effective and efficient health delivery systems in the Middle East.
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Relief and social services
UNRWA provides basic food supplies and cash subsidies, as well as emergency cash grants and adequate shelter to the most vulnerable refugees.
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UNRWA’s microfinance department promotes economic development, and alleviates poverty among Palestine refugees and other poor and marginalised groups.
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Infrastructure and camp improvement
The infrastructure and camp improvement programme improves the physical and social environment of UNRWA refugee camps.
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Over the past 60 years, UNRWA has taken action to mitigate the effects of emergencies on refugees’ lives.
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