Saudi Arabia continues to support Palestinian refugees
Saudi Arabia continues to support Palestinian refugees

Saudi Arabia continues to support Palestinian refugees

Saudi Arabia donates more than $160mn to UNRWA along 2018

The humanitarian efforts exerted bySaudi Arabia has been always highly lauded worldwide. The UN Relief and WorksAgency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East ("UNRWA") commends SaudiArabia for providing Palestinian refugees with ongoing assistances.

Moreover, the UN agency deems SaudiArabia as a trusted, permanent, and supportive partner of UNRWA, which providesits help to over five million Palestinian refugees since its inception in 1950.UNRWA's services to refugees include building schools, health care centers, anddistributing food.

Being one of the most important donorsto the agency, Saudi Arabia has recently donated $50 million last Dec., toboost the international agency's budget. In a statement issued on its website,UNRWA announced that this generous and critical donation is unprecedentedsupport presented to the agency by any of its international donors andpartners. Saudi Arabia has donated more than $160 million to UNRWA along 2018to become one of the top donors. That is how it was able to overcome the worstfinancial crisis, it has passed with a gap of $446 million, especially afterthe US announced it was cutting support last Aug. To overcome such a crisis,UNRWA has sought support across UN member-states to raise an additional $382 million,reducing the gap to only $64 million. 

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