UNRWA founded 1949تاسيس الوكالة الدولية لإغاثة و تشغيل اللاجئين الفلسطينين، ١٩٤٩

UNRWA founded 1949

Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Sketch: Shaymaa Abu-Hasanain [Gaza], Gaza
Embroidery: Karema Nasser [Barbara], Gaza
Size: 59 x 85 cm

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) was established in 1949.  The following year, it began providing nutritional, health, and educational services to about 750,000 Palestine refugees displaced as a result of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Today, UNRWA provides services to 5 million Palestinian refugees.

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