UNRWA carries out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. The Agency began operations on 1 May 1950. 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. These services are available to all those living in its areas of operations who meet UNRWA’s definition, registered with the Agency and in need of assistance. When the Agency began operations in 1950, it was responding to the needs of about 750,000 Palestine refugees. Today, some 5 million Palestine refugees are eligible for UNRWA services.
UNRWA provides assistance and protection for more than 2 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan. UNRWA human development and humanitarian services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, infrastructure and camp improvement, as well as microfinance and emergency