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U.S. donates $40 million for Palestinian refugee relief

February 5, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — The United States HAS announced  that it is making an initial contribution of $40 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to support UNRWA’s regular budget and emergency programs in the West Bank and Gaza.

The $40 million contribution will provide critical health, education, and humanitarian services to 4.7 million Palestinian refugees across the region. Of this contribution, $30 million will support UNRWA’s core services in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank, and Gaza. An additional $10 million will support UNRWA’s emergency appeal for the West Bank and Gaza, including emergency food assistance, and job creation programs.

The United States is UNRWA’s largest bilateral donor. In 2009, the United States provided over $267 million to UNRWA, including $116.2 million to its General Fund, $119.5 million to its West Bank/Gaza emergency programs, $30 million to emergency programs in Lebanon, and $2.2 million to assist other Palestinians in the region.

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Preceding provided by U.S. State Department
 

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  1. carol ann goldstein
    February 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I am glad the US State department continues to support UNRWA’s regular budget and emergency programs in the West Bank and Gaza. However the amounts are quite small compared to what the US give directly to Israel – a few billion dollars a year.

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