UAE contributes $15m to support UNRWA's operations, aid Palestinian families

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AMMAN — The UAE has decided to open a joint account and contribute $15 million to support the operations and services of UNRWA, the Palestinian refugee relief agency. اضافة اعلان

The funding will provide urgent assistance to Palestinian families, particularly in rehabilitating the losses suffered in the city of Jenin and its camp, which have been targeted by Israeli attacks in recent times, according to Amad news.

Cooperation, support discussed in call with UNRWA high commissioner
This announcement was made by UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan during a call on Wednesday with UNRWA High Commissioner Filippo Grandi.

The discussion centered around the cooperation between the UAE and UNRWA and explored various ways to support the agency.

During the call, Sheikh Abdullah informed the UNRWA Commissioner that the UAE's support is in line with the directives of the President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.

Steadfast commitment to UNRWA's mission
Sheikh Abdullah reaffirmed the UAE's unwavering commitment to supporting UNRWA and assisting the agency in overcoming the challenges it faces in fulfilling its assigned tasks by the UN.

He praised the services provided by the agency to Palestinian refugees and expressed gratitude for the efforts of the agency's staff in Jenin and its camp, particularly in the areas of healthcare and social care.

Sheikh Abdullah emphasized the need for international efforts to halt ceasefire violations and revive the peace process in the Middle East.

The UAE minister reiterated support for all regional and international initiatives aimed at achieving these goals, while emphasizing the importance of ending illegal practices that hinder the attainment of a two-state solution. He further emphasized the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the 1967 borders.

In response, Filippo Grandi expressed his appreciation for the ongoing support provided by the UAE to UNRWA. He acknowledged the recent announcement made at the beginning of the year, wherein the UAE pledged $20 million to support the agency.

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