KSrelief Pledges $50 Million to UNRWA

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Time: November 28, 2018   

FILE PHOTO: Palestinians pass by the gate of an UNRWA-run school in Nablus in the occupied West Bank August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini
Asharq Al-Awsat
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center pledged $50 million in aid on Wednesday to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA).

The announcement was made at a news conference in the Saudi capital by KSrelief Director Abdullah al-Rabeea.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides a financial contribution of USD 50 million through KSrelief to UNRWA in support of the activities in the West Bank & Gaza,” the center said on its Twitter account.

The administration of US President Donald Trump decided in August to end all funding to UNRWA, dealing a massive blow to its already stretched finances.

More than five million registered Palestinian refugees are eligible to receive support from the agency.

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