Saudi Arabia donates $27 million to UNRWA to support Palestinian refugees

Saudi Arabia donates $27 million to UNRWA to support Palestinian refugees
Saudi Arabia donates $27 million to UNRWA to support Palestinian refugees

Saudi Arabia today donated $27 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East to be used in support of the organization’s operations in the Palestinian territories. The donation came in a memorandum of understanding that was signed by the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Jordan Nayef Al-Sudairi, UNRWA’s Under-Secretary-General Philippe Lazzarini and Dr. Ahmad Abu Holie, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization and head of the Department of Refugee Affairs.

The contribution is part of a larger pledge by the Kingdom, which has been one of the top donors for decades, to help the agency continue to provide critical services to 5.6 million Palestine refugees in the region.

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