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Belgium Contributes Euro 4 million to Keep UNRWA Schools Open

Published : 16-09-2018

Belgium Contributes Euro 4 million to Keep UNRWA Schools Open

The Government of Belgium has made an additional contribution of EUR 4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support its core educational services.

The contribution was announced on 27 June at the UN General Assembly in New York and comes at a critical time for UNRWA.

In announcing their support for UNRWA core educational services, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo noted: “The right to quality education for every child is of crucial importance to Belgium. It is not an option to keep schools closed due to a lack of funding. With these additional funds, we hope that UNRWA can find a solution so that every Palestinian child in Gaza, the West bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, can go back to school in the coming few weeks."

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl expressed his deep gratitude to the Government of Belgium for their continued support to the Agency’s mission: “We are sincerely grateful to the Government of Belgium for their substantial additional support of EUR 4 million towards the Agency’s core funding at this critical juncture. Belgium is an exemplary donor to UNRWA and I thank them for their commitment to the Agency and to Palestine refugees.”

UNRWA is currently facing an unprecedented funding shortfall, threatening the ability of the agency to sustain its core services including education, after the major donor, the US, decided to cut its aids to the refugee agency.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/7698

The Government of Belgium has made an additional contribution of EUR 4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support its core educational services.

The contribution was announced on 27 June at the UN General Assembly in New York and comes at a critical time for UNRWA.

In announcing their support for UNRWA core educational services, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo noted: “The right to quality education for every child is of crucial importance to Belgium. It is not an option to keep schools closed due to a lack of funding. With these additional funds, we hope that UNRWA can find a solution so that every Palestinian child in Gaza, the West bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, can go back to school in the coming few weeks."

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl expressed his deep gratitude to the Government of Belgium for their continued support to the Agency’s mission: “We are sincerely grateful to the Government of Belgium for their substantial additional support of EUR 4 million towards the Agency’s core funding at this critical juncture. Belgium is an exemplary donor to UNRWA and I thank them for their commitment to the Agency and to Palestine refugees.”

UNRWA is currently facing an unprecedented funding shortfall, threatening the ability of the agency to sustain its core services including education, after the major donor, the US, decided to cut its aids to the refugee agency.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/7698