UNRWA USA - Global Impact

UNRWA USA

Thematic Focus Areas

We lift up the voices, experiences, and humanity of Palestine refugees to secure American support for resources essential to every human being.
UNRWA USA national committee

Website

EIN

20-2714426

CFC Number

N/A

Give Global Blog

students at school with thumbs up
As I recently passed my one-year anniversary of working with Global Impact, I have reflected on how much information I’ve learned in such a short amount of time about critical humanitarian causes. Our charity partners that work on global causes create a vital, far-reaching impact worldwide, improving the quality of life for millions of people. Global Impact helps inspire greater giving by connecting the nearly 100 leading international charities in our Charity Alliance to donors through their workplace. Our services increase charity members’ visibility and representation in employee giving programs and help them raise important funding for their impactful work…

Charity Photos

  • Title: Kids in UNRWA School
  • Charity: UNRWA USA
  • Country: Palestine, State of
  • Photo Credit: Creator: Khalil Adwan | Credit: © 2020 UNRWA

Palestine refugee students at an UNRWA school.

  • Title: Palestine refugee girl eating food from UNRWA
  • Charity: UNRWA USA
  • Country: Palestine, State of
  • Photo Credit: Credit: © 2021 UNRWA

A Palestine refugee enjoys food made from UNRWA’s food assistance packages, in Gaza.

  • Title: Man distributes UNRWA food assistance
  • Charity: UNRWA USA
  • Country: Palestine, State of
  • Photo Credit: Credit: © 2021 UNRWA

A Palestine refugee enjoys food made from UNRWA’s food assistance packages, in Gaza.


Charity Videos


Charity Impact

You may have heard about Loay Elbasyouni, one of the engineers behind the historic first helicopter flight on Mars. He’s also a Palestine refugee and a graduate of UNRWA schools. As a child in the Gaza Strip, Loay Elbasyouni was always tinkering around with whatever he could get his hands on. A curious and clever child, raised in Beit Hanoun, Loay would use pots and pans from his mother’s kitchen to build antennae so he could watch TV shows from as far away as Turkey. If anything was broken, Loay would fix it. When speaking to him, he quickly rattled off a list of household electronics he fixed in his childhood: his family’s TV, the toilet, the water pump, his uncle’s radio…the list goes on. When he wasn’t tinkering, Loay could be found engaging the artistic side of his brain by painting, sculpting, taking photos, gardening, or writing poetry. In…