UNRWA chief hails Kuwait, GCC for their fi­nan­cial sup­port

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The United Na­tions Re­lief and Works Agency for Pales­tine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) com­mis­sion­er­gen­eral Pierre Kra­hen­buhl praised last Mon­day Kuwait and other GCC coun­tries’ im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tions.

On the side­lines of UNRWA con­sul­ta­tion com­mit­tee meet­ings, Kra­hen­buhl thanked Kuwait, Saudi Ara­bia and the

UAE for their do­na­tions – $50m each – which rep­re­sented half of the new amount needed to put an end to the cu­mu­la­tive deficit of UNRWA.

The UNRWA chief also praised the Eu­ro­pean Union, namely Ger­many, Bri­tain, Swe­den, Italy, France, and Spain for their ef­forts not only in pro­vid­ing aid but also in­creas­ing their do­na­tions.

Kra­hen­buhl said the UN body made a full re­view of its work and its ac­com­plish­ments, in­clud­ing ef­forts to bring the fi­nan­cial sup­port needed for the agency.

Kuwait’s Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the UN Am­bas­sador Man­sour Al Otaibi handed UNRWA $42.1m to sup­port its ac­tiv­i­ties.

Pierre Kra­hen­buhl of the UNRWA

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