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Kuwait donates $2 million to support UNRWA

March 23, 2018 at 2:45 am

Kuwait’s Ambassador to Jordan, Dr. Hamad Al-Duaij on Thursday handed $2 million in financial support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) as part of Kuwait’s annual  financial contribution to the agency.

The official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) quoted Al-Duaij as saying that the Kuwaiti leadership is keen to support the Palestinians through various official and popular bodies.

“This Kuwaiti voluntary contribution continues for years to support UNRWA activities and programs in human development and providing relief services for the Palestinian refugees in the region and to alleviate their humanitarian suffering” he said.

The ambassador expressed hope that “the Kuwaiti support will contribute to improving the most important aspects of the Palestinian refugees lives such as education, health and community development”, stressing on the importance of providing material and moral support to some five million Palestinian refugees in the region.

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He stressed the importance of the Palestinian issue for Kuwait.

Earlier this year, UN Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl launched a campaign to raise funds for the agency which suffers from budget deficit after the United States reduced its contribution by $65 million.

UNRWA provides essential services to the Palestinian refugees including education, health care, relief, social services, infrastructure, camp improvement, protection and microcredit.