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Palestinian Official: UNRWA to Overcome Funding Crunch Thanks to Generous Donations

Published : 30-09-2019

Palestinian Official: UNRWA to Overcome Funding Crunch Thanks to Generous Donations

Head of the Refugee Affairs Department at the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ahmad Abu Holi, said the donor-pledging conference held in New York to rally support for UNRWA bodes well for the UN Agency and Palestine refugees.

In a press release issued a couple of days earlier, Abu Holi said UNRWA received recent contributions of US$50 million from Saudi Arabia, €20 million from the European Union, €20 million from France, along with other donations from the UAE, Turkey, and Greece, which will help the agency overcome its budget deficit estimated at US$120 million and continue to provide services for Palestinian refugees in its five fields of operations.

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 : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9159

Head of the Refugee Affairs Department at the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ahmad Abu Holi, said the donor-pledging conference held in New York to rally support for UNRWA bodes well for the UN Agency and Palestine refugees.

In a press release issued a couple of days earlier, Abu Holi said UNRWA received recent contributions of US$50 million from Saudi Arabia, €20 million from the European Union, €20 million from France, along with other donations from the UAE, Turkey, and Greece, which will help the agency overcome its budget deficit estimated at US$120 million and continue to provide services for Palestinian refugees in its five fields of operations.

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 : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9159