India contributes USD 5 million to UN Palestine refugee agency

 India contributes USD 5 million to UN Palestine refugee agency

India contributed USD 5 million to the UN Palestine refugee agency and called for ensuring sustained financial support for the organization’s work. The amount was hand over to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees.

The UNRWA has been providing health, education, relief, and social services, as well as emergency humanitarian assistance from 1950 across its five areas of operations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.

India increased its annual financial assistance to the UNRWA by four-fold, from USD 1.25 million to USD 5 million, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Palestine in February 2018, the first-ever visit by an Indian Premier to Ramallah.

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Author: Chiranjit Mistry

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