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Germany Contributes US$ 10.1 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

Published : 15-04-2019

Germany Contributes US$ 10.1 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

Germany’s contributed a sum of US$10.1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

The donation will help provide important assistance in the areas of education, health care, relief and social services, microfinance, infrastructure and camp improvement, and protection. In doing so, it will protect the dignity of Palestine refugees and support the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.

After signing a contribution agreement with UNRWA’s Commissioner-General Krähenbühl, the Head of the German Representative Office in Palestine, Christian Clages underlined the importance of the move: “This contribution is a recognition by Germany of the profound role UNRWA plays not only in the delivery of basic human development and humanitarian aid services to Palestine refugees and protection of their basic human rights, but in the advancement of peace and stability in the Middle East region.”

 

Germany has been a member of UNRWA Advisory Commission since 2005 and has significantly raised its contribution to the Agency in recent years. In 2018, it disbursed a total of US$ 177.4 million to respond to the Agency’s financial crisis, thus becoming the second largest donor to UNRWA after the European Union.

NRWA is confronted with an increased demand for services resulting from a growth in the number of registered Palestine refugees, the extent of their vulnerability and their deepening poverty. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions and financial support has been outpaced by the growth in needs. As a result, the UNRWA program budget, which supports the delivery of core essential services, operates with a large shortfall. 

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8559

Germany’s contributed a sum of US$10.1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

The donation will help provide important assistance in the areas of education, health care, relief and social services, microfinance, infrastructure and camp improvement, and protection. In doing so, it will protect the dignity of Palestine refugees and support the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.

After signing a contribution agreement with UNRWA’s Commissioner-General Krähenbühl, the Head of the German Representative Office in Palestine, Christian Clages underlined the importance of the move: “This contribution is a recognition by Germany of the profound role UNRWA plays not only in the delivery of basic human development and humanitarian aid services to Palestine refugees and protection of their basic human rights, but in the advancement of peace and stability in the Middle East region.”

 

Germany has been a member of UNRWA Advisory Commission since 2005 and has significantly raised its contribution to the Agency in recent years. In 2018, it disbursed a total of US$ 177.4 million to respond to the Agency’s financial crisis, thus becoming the second largest donor to UNRWA after the European Union.

NRWA is confronted with an increased demand for services resulting from a growth in the number of registered Palestine refugees, the extent of their vulnerability and their deepening poverty. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions and financial support has been outpaced by the growth in needs. As a result, the UNRWA program budget, which supports the delivery of core essential services, operates with a large shortfall. 

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8559