UNRWA Inaugurates Al-Sabra Health Center in Gaza, Funded by Saudi Arabia

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) inaugurated Al-Sabra Health Center in Gaza City, with funding from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said that UNRWA was able to build Al-Sabra Health Center with generous funding from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development, as part of an agreement worth $ 31 million, which was signed in November 2018.

In addition to building the Al-Sabra Health Center, the agreement also provides for the construction, furnishing, equipment and maintenance of UNRWA’s schools, restoration and reconstruction of more than 250 homes, and the provision of fuel for water and sanitation facilities in Gaza.

Lazzarini pointed out that the Kingdom is one of the most important donors to UNRWA, and over the past five years, it has funded the construction of seven health centers in Gaza through the Saudi Fund for Development.

It has also financed the construction of a number of schools and the reconstruction of more than 1,000 completely destroyed homes.