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Former Jordanian crown prince calls on international community to support UNRWA

January 28, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Former Jordanian Crown Prince Hassan Bin Talal expressed his deep concerns regarding the reports that UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees, had suspended aid to thousands of Gaza residents whose homes were destroyed during Israel’s most recent military assault, Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds reported on Tuesday.

In a statement, he called for the international community to support UNRWA programmes and offer the aid they have previously pledged for the over 100,000 homeless in Gaza.

“It is important to remind the world the size of the humanitarian crisis and the miseries our people experienced in Gaza,” he said.

“There was an international consensus on the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip and renovation of the houses damaged,” he said, pointing out the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Hassan called on the international community to not ignore the suffering of the people in Gaza.