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Sweden Contributes SEK 60 Million to UNRWA to Support Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Published : 16-03-2017

Sweden Contributes SEK 60 Million to UNRWA to Support Palestinian Refugees in Syria

The Government of Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Agency Cooperation (SIDA), has contributed SEK 60 million (approximately US$ 6.6 million) to UNRWA to support the agency’s emergency response to the Syria regional crisis (SEK 30 million) and the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (SEK 30 million). 

This latest contribution from Sweden will enable interventions under the agency’s emergency appeals that are included in the Humanitarian Response Plans for Syria and the oPt and the UN-coordinated appeals in Jordan and Lebanon, helping UNRWA to ensure that Palestine refugees affected by these crises are provided with protection, humanitarian assistance, food assistance and basic services to help alleviate their suffering.

Prior to the war, 560,000 Palestinian refugees had been taking cover in Syria. According to UNRWA statistics, 450,000 Palestinian refugees are currently sheltered in Syria. 120,000 Palestinians fled the country, including 30,000 to Lebanon and 17,000 to Jordan.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/4848

The Government of Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Agency Cooperation (SIDA), has contributed SEK 60 million (approximately US$ 6.6 million) to UNRWA to support the agency’s emergency response to the Syria regional crisis (SEK 30 million) and the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (SEK 30 million). 

This latest contribution from Sweden will enable interventions under the agency’s emergency appeals that are included in the Humanitarian Response Plans for Syria and the oPt and the UN-coordinated appeals in Jordan and Lebanon, helping UNRWA to ensure that Palestine refugees affected by these crises are provided with protection, humanitarian assistance, food assistance and basic services to help alleviate their suffering.

Prior to the war, 560,000 Palestinian refugees had been taking cover in Syria. According to UNRWA statistics, 450,000 Palestinian refugees are currently sheltered in Syria. 120,000 Palestinians fled the country, including 30,000 to Lebanon and 17,000 to Jordan.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/4848