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Kuwait donates $ 5 million to UNRWA in support of Palestinians in Syria

Published : 02-08-2019

Kuwait donates $ 5 million to UNRWA in support of Palestinians in Syria

The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$ 5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

This contribution to the Agency will help funding its Syria operations and improve living conditions for some 560,000 thousand Palestine refugees in Syria, who continue to endure harsh conditions after eight years of armed conflict.

Kuwaiti Ambassador, Mansour Al-Otaibi said: “We are very pleased to announce that the Government of Kuwait has decided to contribute US$ 5 million to Palestine refugees in Syria. UNRWA is a very important and effective international organization that provides assistance and humanitarian protection to five million registered Palestinian refugees in the region. The daily services of this Agency are a life line and are unique.”

Kuwait has long been an important and consistent donor to UNRWA. Since 2013, their total contributions to the Agency have totaled US$ 65 million. This support from the Kuwaiti government, as well as Kuwait-based organizations, such as the International Islamic Charity Organization, the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and the Kuwait Red Crescent enables the Agency to provide essential services to some 5.4 million Palestine refugees across the Middle East.

UNRWA 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 : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8934

The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$ 5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

This contribution to the Agency will help funding its Syria operations and improve living conditions for some 560,000 thousand Palestine refugees in Syria, who continue to endure harsh conditions after eight years of armed conflict.

Kuwaiti Ambassador, Mansour Al-Otaibi said: “We are very pleased to announce that the Government of Kuwait has decided to contribute US$ 5 million to Palestine refugees in Syria. UNRWA is a very important and effective international organization that provides assistance and humanitarian protection to five million registered Palestinian refugees in the region. The daily services of this Agency are a life line and are unique.”

Kuwait has long been an important and consistent donor to UNRWA. Since 2013, their total contributions to the Agency have totaled US$ 65 million. This support from the Kuwaiti government, as well as Kuwait-based organizations, such as the International Islamic Charity Organization, the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and the Kuwait Red Crescent enables the Agency to provide essential services to some 5.4 million Palestine refugees across the Middle East.

UNRWA 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 : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8934