Thursday, 25 December 2014

Saudi Arabia donates $12 million to repair UNRWA schools in Gaza


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated $12 million to the UN's Palestine refugee agency UNRWA to support the repair of Gaza schools damaged in Israel's latest offensive.

UNRWA said in a statement that nearly $9.8 million will be dedicated to reconstruction, while just over $2.2 million be allocated for furniture and equipment.

Eight UNRWA-run schools in the Gaza Strip will benefit from the Saudi donation, according to the statement.

"We deeply appreciate this generous and continuous support by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Fund for Development to the UNRWA and the Palestinian refugees," Tawfiq Abid, the chair of UNRWA's program for infrastructure and refugee camp development, said in the statement. more

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