UNRWA in figures
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Today, millions of Palestine refugees need your solidarity because their dignity is threatened by drastic funding reduction to UNRWA. For 70 years, Palestine refugees endured injustice and suffering. Join the #DignityIsPriceless campaign to stand up ForPalestineRefugees.
1. Send out messages to your network: Send out messages using the campaign hashtags in all your social media platforms: #DiginityIsPriceless; #ForPalestineRefugees; #FundUNRWA.
2. Change FB profile picture frame: Go to this link to change your FB Profile Picture – When you get to the link search UNRWA
4. Take a photo of yourself holding a paper sign with #DignityIsPriceless and post it on all your social media platforms: Don’t forget to use the #s when posting!
5. Donate to UNRWA – Challenge your friends to do the same: www.unrwa.org/donate
#DignityIsPriceless #LaDignitéN’aPasDePrix #WürdeIstUnbezahlbar #LaDignidadNoTienePrecio #LaDignitàNonHaPrezzo
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance, protection and emergency assistance. The UNRWA mandate has been repeatedly renewed every three years by the UN General Assembly.
UNRWA in figures
Since 1971, the European Union and UNRWA have maintained a strategic partnership governed by the shared objective to support the human development, humanitarian and protection needs of Palestine refugees and promote stability in the Middle East. Today, the European Union is the largest multilateral provider of international assistance to Palestine refugees. This reliable and predictable support from the European Union enables UNRWA to provide core services to more than 5 million Palestine refugees in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza, including quality education for roughly half a million children and primary health care for more than 3.5 million patients.
Collectively, the EU and its Member States are also among the largest contributors to the Agency’s humanitarian emergency appeals and projects in response to various crises and specific needs across the region. The partnership between the European Union and UNRWA has allowed millions of Palestine refugees to be better educated, live healthier lives, access employment opportunities and improve their living conditions, thus contributing to the development of the entire region.
You can read more about EU support to UNRWA here.
The Representative Office to the EU is working closely with the different EU institutions (the EU Council, the European Parliament, the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission services of EuropeAid and ECHO) and also the different EU member states to advocate for the support of the human development, humanitarian and protection needs of Palestine refugees.
UNRWA's corporate and foundation partners contribute to our work by providing financial support, expertise or access networks. We tailor each relationship carefully to make the best possible use of our partner's resources and expertise and to ensure the greatest mutual benefit.