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Mandate Provide Assistance, protection (services and work) and advocacy to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Mission Help Palestine.

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1 Mandate Provide Assistance, protection (services and work) and advocacy to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Mission Help Palestine refugees in areas of operations to achieve their full potential in human development pending a just solution to their plights. Services Encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Established by General Assembly resolution no.302 of 1949 following the Arab-Israeli conflict in Began operations in May 1950

2 Total International staff (as of April 2014) HQ : 249 (Fixed Term) + 3 Complementary Personnel At Fields: 9 Complementary Personnel Total Area Staff (as of April 2014) HQ Amman: 304 (Fixed Term) + 36 LDC + 25 Daily Paid Gaza: 12,300 (Fixed Term) UNRWA UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff UNRWA areas of operations are: (Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip) in addition to four Representative/Liaison Offices (Washington DC, Cairo/NY, Brussels)

3 Hire locally Short-term Consultancies/temporary contracts UNRWA UNRWA HQ Amman provides Strategic and operational support to Field Offices. UNRWA Field Offices provides its services directly to Palestine refugees. It plans and carries out its own activities and projects and builds and administers facilities such as schools and clinics. UNRWA's Deputy Commissioner-General is based in Amman and provides strategic and managerial oversight of all Programme and Support departments.

4 UNRWA UNRWA Official Website: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

5 UNRWA UNRWA Q U E S T I O N S Q U E S T I O N S United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East


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