Kuwait has donated $15 million for UNRWA’s human development work with Palestine refugees, Saturday announced the UNRWA in a press release, WAFA News Agency reported.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said that Kuwait has donated the money for its work with Palestine refugees across the Middle East.
The donation was announced at a ceremony in Geneva on 11 June, with the funds being passed to UNRWA by Mansour Al-Otaibi, the Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the UN at a ceremony held in New York Saturday.
“This welcome donation comes at a crucial time for UNRWA as developments in the region dramatically increase the needs of our refugees, many of whom are caught up in the civil war in Syria and who are living under blockade and occupation in Gaza and the West Bank”, said UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl.
“There are unprecedented pressures on our resources and I thank the Emir and people of Kuwait for this timely donation,” he added.