Germany to contribute JD26.5m for refugee support

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AMMAN UNRWA and the German Development Bank signed two new agreements, worth 36 million euros (about JD26.5 million), to support Palestinian refugees and UNRWA in Gaza, Jordan, and Lebanon, according to Al-Mamlaka TV. اضافة اعلان

Germany is among the largest donors to UNRWA, having donated 150 million euros in 2021.

A German delegation headed by head of the German Representative Office in Ramallah Oliver Owcza, and includes Director of UNRWA Affairs in Gaza Thomas White, visited UNRWA Al-Quds School in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.

UNRWA is facing increasing demand for its services due to a rise in the number of registered Palestinian refugees and the degree of vulnerability and extreme poverty in which they live.

Refugees are almost entirely funded through voluntary contributions, but financial support has not kept pace with the growing needs.

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