What We Do

Infrastructure & Camp Improvement
Infrastructure & Camp Improvement

Of the some 5 million Palestine refugees registered with our Agency, roughly one third live in 58 recognized refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Community Involvement

Recognizing the invaluable knowledge of Palestine refugees about their own local environments, all camp improvement plans call for the full participation of camp residents. Before improvements are carried out, we organize working groups with various stakeholders within the community, with a special emphasis on its most vulnerable members: women, children and refugees with disabilities. The needs identified by these working groups are then formulated into action plans, designed and implemented in a participatory method.

Palestine refugees are involved at every stage of the process — providing input through working groups, assessing the impact of projects on their lives and actually carrying out the improvements through employment in construction.