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India donates USD 2.5 million for welfare of Palestinian refugees

Ranallah: India presented USD 2.5 million, the second tranche of the pledged USD 5 million annual support, to a UN agency on Monday that will be used in schools, health centres and other basic services run by the agency to support Palestinian refugees.

India has given USD 22.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) since 2018, reports news agency PTI.

UNRWA is a UN agency that supports the relief and human development of Palestinian refugees.

“The Government of India presented USD 2.5 million (second tranche of a total contribution of USD 5 million for the Financial Year 2022-2023) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in support of the Agency’s core programmes and services, including education, healthcare, relief and social services,” the Representative Office of India (ROI) in Ramallah said in a statement.

“The financial contribution was presented to Ms. Xuran Wu, Associate Donor Relations and Projects Officer, Department of External Relations, UNRWA at the Representative Office of India in Ramallah, Palestine,” it added.

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and mandated to provide assistance and protection to some 5.6 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA across its five fields of operation.

Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip achieve their full human development potential, pending a just and lasting solution to their plight.

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