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

President: Yamir Bandala González

Chair: Leonardo García Mercado, Diego López Peralta, Leonardo Sentíes Carmona, Daniela Ulloa Turbe, Daniela Trejo Marquina, 

Topic A) Strategies to prioritize the education and health of refugees in the Near East following the Israel-Palestine conflict in Gaza


Topic B) Actions to enhance the internal infrastructure for post-pandemic established refugees in Gaza and the Near East


Background and faculties

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East was established by Resolution 302 (IV) of the United Nations General Assembly on December the eight, of 1949, to carry out direct aid programs and works for Palestinian refugees after the Arab Israeli armed conflict of 1948. The committee began its operations on May the first, 1950 and its contributions have been focused on the provision of education, medical care, social and relief services, infrastructure and camp improvement, microfinance, and emergency assistance, even in times of armed conflict in the territories of Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

The committee's framework aims to address the needs of Palestinian refugees by providing essential services and support:

  • Extends social assistance and services and implements programs supporting communities, encompassing economic aid, and employment initiatives.

  • Manages schools for Palestinian refugee children, providing educational programs spanning from primary to secondary levels.

  • Offers primary healthcare services and grants access to health facilities for Palestinian refugees.

  • Collaborates on housing and shelter initiatives for Palestinian refugees.

  • Administers humanitarian assistance during crisis and emergency scenarios, such as conflicts or natural disasters.

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