FACTS & FIGURES
- 1.4 million registered refugees out of 1.9 million total population (approximately 73 per cent)
- 8 refugee camps
- Almost 13,000 staff
- 275 schools for over 272,000 students
- 22 health centres
- 16 relief and social services offices
- 3 micro-finance offices
- 11 food distribution centres for almost one million beneficiaries
The UNDP Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP) derives its mandate from United Nations General Assembly Resolution 33/147 of 20 December 1978. Called upon by United Nations Member States in that year, UNDP was requested “to improve the economic and social conditions of the Palestinian people by identifying their social and economic needs and by establishing concrete projects to that end”.
It is a British non-governmental organization dedicated to the defense of children’s rights around the world. It is considered the first independent movement that defends children as it provides relief aid and helps support them in developing countries.
World Health Organization (WHO) is one of several United Nations agencies specializing in the field of health. It was established on 7,April 1948. Its current headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland, and the organization is managed by Mr. Tedros Adhanom.
It is the directing and coordinating authority within the United Nations system in the field of health. It is responsible for playing a leadership role in addressing global health issues.
Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international governmental medical humanitarian organization of French origin. The organization’s activities extend to seventy countries around the world.
A collaborative aid and relief organization everywhere, it is a major international humanitarian agency providing emergency relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in 1945, it is a non-sectarian, impartial, non-governmental organization. It is one of the largest and oldest humanitarian organizations focused on fighting poverty in the world.