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Saudi Arabia Announced US$50 Million Contribution to UNRWA

Published : 29-09-2019

Saudi Arabia Announced US$50 Million Contribution to UNRWA

Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announced on September 26 a contribution of US$50 Million to the core program budget of UNRWA for 2019. 

In a meeting with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Foreign Minister reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s position as one of the strongest political and financial supporters of UNRWA. He expressed strong recognition for the work carried out for Palestine refugees.

“The renewed and generous donation by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is of great significance to our Agency. Throughout the summer, as we prepared for the opening of the new scholastic year, we rehabilitated dozens of UNRWA schools with Saudi funding. The crucial contribution announced today will allow us to preserve the right to education of our 532, 000 students, as well as other core services to Palestine refugees. We are very grateful for the dynamic partnership and cooperation with the Kingdom”, said Krähenbühl.

Last year, UNRWA said it was facing the greatest financial predicament in its history following the abrupt end to funding by the United States, resulting in a shortfall that threatened general education for 525,000 students, essential primary health care for 3 million patients and food assistance for 1.7 million refugees. In response, UNRWA launched a global campaign, #DignityIsPriceless, to raise donations for the agency.

 

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9155

Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announced on September 26 a contribution of US$50 Million to the core program budget of UNRWA for 2019. 

In a meeting with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Foreign Minister reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s position as one of the strongest political and financial supporters of UNRWA. He expressed strong recognition for the work carried out for Palestine refugees.

“The renewed and generous donation by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is of great significance to our Agency. Throughout the summer, as we prepared for the opening of the new scholastic year, we rehabilitated dozens of UNRWA schools with Saudi funding. The crucial contribution announced today will allow us to preserve the right to education of our 532, 000 students, as well as other core services to Palestine refugees. We are very grateful for the dynamic partnership and cooperation with the Kingdom”, said Krähenbühl.

Last year, UNRWA said it was facing the greatest financial predicament in its history following the abrupt end to funding by the United States, resulting in a shortfall that threatened general education for 525,000 students, essential primary health care for 3 million patients and food assistance for 1.7 million refugees. In response, UNRWA launched a global campaign, #DignityIsPriceless, to raise donations for the agency.

 

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9155