Saudi Arabia Pledges $50 Million to UNRWA

Published November 28th, 2018 - 10:11 GMT
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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center pledged $50 million in aid on Wednesday to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA).

The announcement was made at a news conference in the Saudi capital by KSrelief Director Abdullah al-Rabeea.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides a financial contribution of USD 50 million through KSrelief to UNRWA in support of the activities in the West Bank & Gaza,” the center said on its Twitter account.

 

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump decided in August to end all funding to UNRWA, dealing a massive blow to its already stretched finances.

More than five million registered Palestinian refugees are eligible to receive support from the agency.

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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