UK commits £12.6M to United Nations Relief and Works Agency

UK commits £12.6M to United Nations Relief and Works Agency

A Palestinian man and children carry bags of cereal outside an aid distribution centre run by UNRWA in the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of Bureij, July 31.(AFP)

The United Kingdom announced a contribution of £12.6m to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), bringing the UK’s bilateral contribution for Financial Year April 2020 - March 2021 to £63.6m, a British consulate press release said on Wednesday.

The UK was one of the top donors to UNRWA during this period and will continue to support the Agency in providing education, health services and emergency food to Palestinian refugees in the OPTs, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, said the release.

British Consul General Philip Hall said: “I am delighted that the UK is able to provide this additional funding to UNRWA to facilitate the Agency’s vital work with Palestinian refugees. Through UNRWA, the UK has ensured that thousands of Palestinian refugees received an education, healthcare and emergency food supplies. This work is particularly important as the region tackles the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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