United Palestinian Appeal works to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians, particularly those in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and refugee camps throughout the Middle East, and to contribute to the long-term socioeconomic and cultural development of Palestinian society.

PROGRAM AREAS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

UPA funds efforts to improve Palestinian health and basic well-being. That includes short-term solutions such as primary care clinics, distributing food and medicine and providing emergency relief and long-term initiatives such as helping children overcome the trauma of ongoing violence and providing comprehensive care for Palestinians born with a cleft lip and palate.

COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

UPA strengthens the economy in the occupied Palestinian territories and refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan by supporting small business development, agriculture and the construction and renovation of Palestinian infrastructure.

EDUCATION

UPA supports Palestinian education by providing assistance in the form of scholarships to attend Palestinian universities, vocational training, continuing education opportunities and initiatives promoting youth leadership.

OUTREACH

UPA seeks to educate the general public and raise awareness about Palestinian history, language and culture.

History

In 1978 a group of Palestinian-American businessmen and professionals witnessed the deep predicament Palestinian communities continued to face thirty years after Nakba. They recognized the need to establish an independent platform to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people and contribute to the long-term socio-economic and cultural development of Palestinian communities in the West Bank, Gaza and the diaspora. Thus United Palestinian Appeal was born…

GET INVOLVED

IQRAA

Join Team Iqraa and help support education programs for Palestinian students through the Mahmoud Darwish Scholarship Fund.

FRIENDS OF UPA

Do you love UPA? Would you like to meet other UPA donors, supporters, enthusiasts and sympathizers in the DMV area? Get a group of friends together and host an event for UPA.

INTERNSHIPS

Are you a student looking to gain invaluable experience working on humanitarian and development issues related to Palestinian people? Consider working with UPA on research and on hands-on projects in our Washington office.

EMPLOYMENT

At UPA, we believe that providing humanitarian relief and promoting sustainable development is not only a profession, but a way of life. 

RECENT NEWS

SOLD OUT!

Thank you for commemorating our 40th year of service with us.

Come meet some amazing people

Join us as we listen to heartfelt stories and experiences from individuals who are making a difference in people’s lives.

UPA’s 40th Hotel Reservation Deadline!

UPA Anniversary Banquet guests will receive discounted rates at the Key Bridge Marriott.

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