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UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)




  • UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, was established by United Nations General Assembly resolution 302 (IV) of 8 December 1949 to carry out direct relief and works programs for Palestinian refugees.
  • Originally envisaged as a temporary organization, the Agency is the main provider of basic services – education, health, relief and social services – to over 3.7 million registered Palestinian refugees in the Middle East.
  • UNRWA operations are financed almost entirely by voluntary contributions from governments and the European Union, which account for 93 per cent of all income.
  • UNRWA often redirects finances to Palestinian NGOs, such as Ard el Atfal and Ard Al Insan for specific services and activities.
  • UNWRA schools and other facilities are often used to teach hatred and encourage incitement; the evidence demonstrates that UNWRA staff allowed terror related activities in its camps.

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