- Advertisement -

    Romania donates $180,000 to UNRWA during visit to Jordan


    - Ad Keep reading below -

    The Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs announced a new contribution towards the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in support of its core programmes and services including education, healthcare and relief, and social services.

    Following a visit to the UNRWA office in Jordan last week, the delegation from Romania discussed the socio-economic situation of Palestinian refugees and the other fields of UNRWA operations, including the importance of strengthening the agency’s humanitarian and development services.

    - Ad Keep reading below -

    In the meeting, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu said: “Romania appreciates the important work of UNRWA in providing assistance and basic services to Palestine refugees in the region. In recognition of this and the Agency’s call for sustained financial and political support, I am pleased to announce a new contribution of €150,000 ($178,462) to UNRWA to support the delivery of core services.”

    ALSO READ  Ireland’s seat on UN Security Council an ‘enormous responsibility and honour’

    READ: Ireland approves funding of $21m to UNRWA

    - Ad Keep reading below -

    Hundreds of thousands of refugees from conflict areas in the Middle East such as Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Gaza, and Libya have settled in Jordan over the years, making them a significant demographic within the country.

    ALSO READ  Iran in no hurry for US' JCPOA return: Zarif

    Director of UNRWA Affairs in Jordan, Marta Lorenzo, said: “We are very grateful for the opportunity to engage with Romania on the situation of Palestine refugees in Jordan, including those who have been displaced from Syria. This community deserves the continued support of our international partners, especially as the impact of COVID-19 dramatically reverses their development opportunities.”

    According to the Wafa news site, Romania has been a financial contributor to UNRWA since 2007.

    UNRWA was created in 1949 to provide assistance and protection for the Palestinian refugees who were forced out of their homes prior to the creation of the state of Israel.

    - Ad Keep reading below -

    The organisation currently offers its services to about 5.3 million Palestinians refugees in the occupied territories, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

    ALSO READ  Jubilee Expels Six Nominated Senators

    - read any article below now-

    Latest news

    Uhuru Declares Vacancies at IEBC

    President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared four vacancies at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) setting the stage for the replacement of commissioners after...

    Banditry: Gov Matawalle suspends Zamfara District Head

    The Zamfara State government has revealed that the state police command arrested seven serving military officers who were allegedly deeply involved in banditry activities. Muhabarishaji...

    60% uranium enrichment obtained by Iranian scientists

    TEHRAN, Apr. 16 (MNA) – Iranian Parliament Speaker broke the news on Friday, saying that Iranian scientists managed to obtain 60% uranium enrichment. ...
    - Advertisement -

    You might also likeRELATED
    Recommended to you

    - Advertisement -