Since the early 2000s, recurring violence, restrictions on the movement of people and goods, and the destruction of homes and infrastructure have escalated the State of Palestine’s protracted humanitarian crisis, leading to de-development and an increase in aid-dependency, especially among the refugee population. To counter these negative trends, UNRWA has introduced vital emergency programs, including Emergency School Feeding in Gaza, Shelter Rehabilitation, and Job Creation programs, to promote human development and human dignity for Palestinian refugees.
Emergency programs are not covered in UNRWA’s annual budget; instead, funding for these programs relies on voluntary contributions from country-donors and individual supporters. Without these contributions, life-saving programs will be cut.
Syria Emergency Appeal
Palestine refugees in Syria desperately depend on UNRWA for food, water and medicine. Because of the current emergency, this number is growing every day. Please support our work in Syria now.
Gaza Emergency Appeal
In the Gaza Strip, civilians have been hit hard by conflict. We are in Gaza for them but we need your support to continue providing our services. Your support is needed to reinforce our psychosocial programme, providing trauma counselling to 57,000 children; to run our schools; to health and food distribuition centres, and to do much more.
Gaza Summer Fun Weeks
The Summer Fun Weeks will provide children with a safe place to play, psychological relief from the circumstances in which they live, and most importantly a chance just to be children; free of the adult-sized worries and pressures so prevalent in Gaza. The Summer Fun Weeks will ensure psychosocial support for children at a time when it is most needed, after the recent conflict, providing an opportunity for the children of Gaza to enjoy themselves and learn new skills.
Where it is most needed
Help us provide essential support to the programmes and Palestine refugees in need of the most attention throughout the five fields in which we work.
West Bank Emergency Appeal
Our emergency work in the West Bank focuses on particularly vulnerable groups, including women, persons at risk of displacement, and persons with disabilities.