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KSA to Donate $40M to UNRWA

Thu 21 Mar 2024 | 02:04 PM
Ahmed Emam

The Saudi aid agency KSrelief has announced a donation of $40 million to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, to support its emergency appeal in the Gaza Strip. 

The financial support memorandum was signed via video call by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the center, and Philippe Lazzarini, UNRWA commissioner-general. 

The agreement aims to help support food security for Palestinians in the besieged territory, where the Israel-Hamas war has raged for more than five months. 

The Saudi Press Agency reported that the donation will benefit 250,638 individuals most in need of aid, in addition to providing shelter and non-food materials, including tents, to 20,019 families, representing 200,190 individuals.

 According to Al-Rabeeah, "it is crucial to address the desperate needs of the people in Gaza." Meanwhile, Lazzarini said the donation "reflects the solidarity that the Kingdom has always shown Palestinians."