UNRWA: assisting Palestine refugees in a challenging environment

Greta Gunnarsdóttir
2006 Forced Migration Review  
UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East, with over 27,000 staff, almost all of whom are refugees themselves. Originally envisaged as an organisation with a temporary mandate, UNRWA'sprogrammes have evolved to meet the changing needsof the 4.3 million Palestine refugees living in the GazaStrip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
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