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United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (Belgium)

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (Belgium)

Last update: Apr 4, 2021 Last update: 04 Apr, 2021

Details

Office: Belgium
Address: Residence Palace – 8th floor, Elevator 23 Rue de la Loi, 155 (Box 107) B-1040 Brussels Belgium
E-mail(s): info@unrwa.org
Contact person: Leni Stenseth, Deputy Commissioner-General
Phone: +32 2 290 34 30
Sectors: Conflict, Education, Health, Humanitaria ... See more Conflict, Education, Health, Humanitarian Aid & Emergency, Micro-finance, Social Development
Nr. of employees: 51-200
Types: Multilateral Multilateral
Status: Active

Description

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN Member States. UNRWA also receives some funding from the Regular Budget of the United Nations, which is used mostly for international staffing costs. The Agency’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance, including in times of armed conflict.

Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, UNRWA was established by United Nations General Assembly resolution 302 (IV) of 8 December 1949 to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. The Agency began operations on 1 May 1950. In the absence of a solution to the Palestine refugee problem, the General Assembly has repeatedly renewed UNRWA's mandate, most recently extending it until 30 June 2017.

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