UNRWA USA National Committee

Showing Palestine refugees that Americans care

aka UNRWA USA   |   Washington, DC   |  http://www.unrwausa.org

Mission

Vision: Until there is a just solution to their plight, UNRWA USA envisions a world where Palestine refugees thrive. Mission: UNRWA USA lifts up the voices, experiences, and humanity of Palestine refugees to secure American support for resources essential to every human being, for the promise of a better life.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Mara Kronenfeld

Main address

1875 K Street NW Fourth Floor

Washington, DC 20006 USA

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Formerly known as

American Friends of UNRWA

EIN

20-2714426

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Food Assistance

Food insecurity looks different for Palestine refugees across the Middle East. In the Gaza Strip, it’s due to over 15 years of blockade, poverty, and unemployment that prevents refugees economic access to food even when food is available. UNRWA food assistance packages come four times a year to families, supporting more than 1.1 million refugees. One quarterly food basket contains enough flour, rice, sugar, whole milk, oil, chickpeas, and lentils to feed a family for three months.

Population(s) Served
Refugees and displaced people
Victims and oppressed people
People of Middle Eastern descent
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Across the Gaza Strip, psychological trauma, poverty and environmental degradation have had a negative impact on residents’ physical and mental health; many, including children, suffer from anxiety, distress, and depression. In order to assist those most affected, UNRWA employs psychosocial counselors (locally recruited from the refugee population) schools across Gaza to support refugee children dealing with a range of problems, including fear of violence, sleeplessness, a lack of motivation in school or the inability to concentrate.

Population(s) Served
Refugees and displaced people
Victims and oppressed people
Children and youth
Students
Teachers

UNRWA USA supports a variety of UNRWA programs each year to ensure the most urgent humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees are met.

Population(s) Served
Refugees and displaced people
Victims and oppressed people
People of Middle Eastern descent
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Education is seen as the key to success among Palestine refugees. Denied many of their most basic rights and the ability to return to their homes, refugees deeply value education as something no person or conflict can take from them. University scholarships help refugee students fulfill this dream and achieve their fullest professional and personal potential.

Population(s) Served
Refugees and displaced people
Victims and oppressed people
People of Middle Eastern descent
Young adults
Students

Where we work

Our results

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Total annual revenue

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Population(s) Served

Refugees and displaced people, Victims and oppressed people, People of Middle Eastern descent, Economically disadvantaged people, Families

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Until there is a just solution to their plight, UNRWA USA envisions a world where Palestine refugees thrive.

In line with our mission, we strive to re-shape the narrative around Palestine refugees and UNRWA in the United States to inspire a network of advocates, donors, and fundraisers committed to bettering the lives of Palestine refugees.

Throughout the year, UNRWA USA organizes awareness, advocacy, and fundraising campaigns for UNRWA programs including urgent assistance, food assistance, mental health services, and university scholarships.

Financials

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UNRWA USA National Committee

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ghassan Salameh

Chairman and CEO of Rubix Holdings

Philip Wilcox

Foundation for Middle East Peace

Elias Aburdene

Aburdene & Associates, Inc.

Karen AbuZayd

No Affiliation

Richard Murphy

Murphy and Associates

Ghassan Salameh

No Affiliation

Shibley Telhami

University of Maryland

Ryan Crocker

Wilson Center

Imad Qasim

Sidley Austin LLP

Maura Connelly

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Disability

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