What is the meaning of UNRWA?
UNRWA | United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.
Are there refugees in Palestine?
Where do Palestine refugees live? Nearly one-third of the registered Palestine refugees, more than 1.5 million individuals, live in 58 recognized Palestine refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
How many UNRWA Palestinian refugees are there?
As of 2019, more than 5.6 million Palestinians are registered with UNRWA as refugees.
What is the UNRWA and who does it serve?
UNRWA is mandated by the UN General Assembly to serve ‘Palestine refugees’. Notably, the General Assembly has mandated the Agency to provide services to persons in the region who are currently displaced and in serious need of continued assistance as a result of the 1967 and subsequent hostilities.
Where does UNRWA go?
Over half* of the 2020 Programme Budget of US$ 806 million is earmarked for education under the priority that ‘school-aged children complete quality, equitable and inclusive basic education’, while 15 per cent* is dedicated to ensuring that ‘refugees’ health is protected and the disease burden is reduced’.
Is UNRWA part of the Secretariat?
The Secretariat provides editorial and quality control services for all UNRWA documentation related to Advisory Commission and Sub-Committee meetings, and maintains the Advisory Commission website.
Why was UNRWA created?
UNRWA is created by General Assembly resolution 302 (IV), with the initial mandate to provide “direct relief and works programmes” to Palestine refugees, in order to “prevent conditions of starvation and distress… and to further conditions of peace and stability”.
Is Gaza a refugee camp?
North Gaza is home to the largest refugee camp in the Strip. The Jabalia refugee camp covers an area of 1.4sq km (0.5sq miles), and with a population of 114,000 people is one of the most densely populated places on Earth.
Who funds the UNRWA?
UNRWA benefits from the generous support of UN Member States, the European Union and regional governments. Together, these sources represent over 92 per cent of financial contributions to the Agency.
Where does UNRWA work?
We provide assistance and protection to Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Click on the map of each of the fields for information.
How is UNRWA funded?
UNRWA benefits from the generous support of UN Member States including regional governments and the European Union. Together, these sources represent close to 90 percent of financial contributions to the Agency. In 2020, these collaborations had a financial value of US$ 46.24 million.
Is Palestine in Israel?
Palestine, area of the eastern Mediterranean region, comprising parts of modern Israel and the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip (along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea) and the West Bank (west of the Jordan River).
What is UNRWA and what does it do?
UNRWA is mandated by the UN General Assembly to serve ‘Palestine refugees’. This term was defined in 1952 as any person whose “normal place of residence was Palestine during the period 1 June 1946 to 15 May 1948 and who lost both home and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 conflict.”
Does registration with UNRWA mean you are a refugee?
It is important to note that registration with UNRWA does not afford refugee status under the 1951 Geneva Convention, but provides services and assistance based on a definition that sets out eligibility for receipt of such services. Why is UNHCR not responsible for Palestine refugees?
What is the responsibility of UNRWA in Palestine refugee camps?
The responsibility of UNRWA in Palestine refugee camps is limited to providing services and administering its installations. The Agency does not own, administer or police the camps, as this is the responsibility of the host authorities.
What is the difference between UNHCR and UNRWA?
However, UNRWA is a humanitarian organisation and, unlike UNHCR, has no authority to seek durable solutions for refugees that fall under its mandate (i.e. Palestine refugees), including return to the country of origin.