Appendix 1

Publications by UNRWA Public Information Office

UNRWA Public Information Office in Vienna produces a catalogue of their publications, under the headings of "Regular", "Specialist", and "Occasional" publications. These different documents describe UNRWA and its work from a variety of perspectives, and are available from UNRWA Public Information Office. Several of the publications come in languages other than English as well. They publications are the following:

Regular Publications:

  • "UNRWA": an edited and illustrated version of the UNRWA Commissioner General's Annual Report to the United Nations General Assembly.
  • "UNRWA Accounts - a Summary"
  • "Guide to UNRWA": a booklet describing UNRWA's organization and its Field operations.
  • "UNRWA in Figures": a Consolidated fact sheet on UNRWA.
  • "Field Fact Sheets": five sheets which contain basic statistical and financial data about the Field and UNRWA's operations.
  • "Map": which shows UNRWA's Area of operations with refugee location data.

  • "Palestine Refugees Today": Illustrated magazine covering developments in the refugee community. Contains human-interest stories and photo essays from the area of UNRWA operations.
  • Fortnightly:
  • "UNRWA news": regular newsletter on current events in the area of operations, including UNRWA activities and staff news.

Specialist Publications:

  • "Annual Report of the Commissioner-General to the General Assembly"
  • "Financial Addendum to the Annual Report of the Commissioner-General"
  • "Statistical Yearbook UNRWA Department of Education"
  • "Annual Report of the Department of Health"

Occasional Publications:

  • "UNRWA: an Investment in People": a booklet describing UNRWA's main programmes, including a brief historical background and photographs.
  • "Update": Update of UNRWA activities in context of wider political background affecting Palestine refugees.
  • "UNRWA's 40 years": a paperback embodying extracts from published materials, charts on UNRWA finance and its special programmes in Lebanon and the Occupied Territory of the West bank and Gaza, altogether presenting an account of the origin of UNRWA and the development of its services over the four decades.
  • "UNRWA and NGOs": an account of UNRWA 's co-operation with non-governmental organizations in all five Fields of operation in education, health, relief and social services, on family and environmental issues and in special projects for women32.

The two Annual Reports and the Education Statistical Yearbook are particularly informative (See Appendices 2, 3, and 4). The UNRWA General Fact Sheet33 contains information on the following for each of the five Fields:
  • Country area in square kilometres
  • Country population (CP)
  • Registered refugees (RR)
  • RR average annual growth (%)
  • RR as % of CP
  • RR as % of total RR
  • Existing camps
  • RR in camps (RRCs)
  • RRCs as % of RR
  • Schools
  • Teaching staff
  • Pupils enrolment
  • Female pupils (%)
  • Cost per elementary pupil (in $)
  • Cost per preparatory pupil (in $)
  • Training centres
  • Vocational training places
  • Teacher training places
  • In-service teacher training
  • University scholarships
  • Health Centres/Units
  • Dental Clinics
  • Family planning clinics
  • Diabetes care clinics
  • Laboratories
  • Annual patients visits
  • In-door water supply in camps
  • Sewered shelters in camps
  • Special Hardship Cases (SHC)
  • SHCs as % of RR
  • Women's programme centres
  • Community rehabilitation centres (CRCs)
  • Self-support projects
  • Income-generation loans (No.)
  • Income-generation loans ($)
  • Area staff (posts)
  • International staff (posts)
  • Regular budget ($000)
  • Education
  • Health
  • Relief and Social Services
  • Operational services
  • Common services
  • Total regular budget
  • Extraordinary Measures in Lebanon and the Occupied Territory (EMLOT) budget
  • GNP per capita ($)
  • Unemployment % (estimates)
  • Illiteracy %: 15 years+ (separate estimates for men and women)
  • Infant mortality/1.000 (estimates)

UNRWA has also prepared "Camp Presentations": overviews of each of its refugee camps, obtainable upon request. These present:
  • short history of the camp, such as when it was established
  • geographical background and number of its original inhabitants
  • location and area of camp (in square meters)
  • population
  • number of shelters
  • number of Special Hardship Cases
  • number of UNRWA installations, such as schools, health centres, women's programme centres, youth activities centre
  • number of UNRWA staff
  • number of pupils in schools
  • provision of public facilities such as water, electricity, sewage network, telephone

At Field level, UNRWA also produces the "West Bank and Gaza Strip Field Report" which is published in Gaza. In addition, the various departments within UNRWA produces several statistical and other bulletins for internal use.
32.) Also available are posters that depict themes about Palestine refugees and UNRWA. Two leaflets, one called "Leaflet on Palestinian Dresses" on Palestinian dresses and their origin, and one called "Palestine refugees and UNRWA". Further; "Basic facts about UNRWA" and the forthcoming "UNRWA and the enviroment" and "UNRWA«s Peace Implementation Programme", as well as "Press Releseas" issued on matters of significance as they occur.
33.) The General Fact Sheet is published by the Programme Planning Office. It lists its sources for each topic.

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