India donates $2.5 million to UNRWA for Palestine refugees

Jerusalem – India on Friday donated $2.5 million to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), to help Agency’s programmes and services, that includes education, health care, relief and social services for Palestinians.

Director of the West Asia and North Africa Division of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Sunil Kumar presented the cheque of $2.5 million to the UNRWA Director of Partnerships of the Department of External Relations Karim Amer in a signing ceremony at UNRWA headquarters in East Jerusalem.

“This timely contribution is a strong demonstration of India’s unwavering support to the work of UNRWA and commitment to the wellbeing for Palestine refugees”, Mr. Amer said. “On behalf of UNRWA, I would like to express our deep appreciation for the Government of India for its continued funding to the Agency and its backing of Palestine refugees across the Middle East”.

UNRWA press release stated, “It is thanks to the enduring support of donors like the Government of India that the Agency is able to provide vital services to Palestine refugees across the Middle East in the face of its continuing challenges”.