Riyadh, The Gulf Observer: Saudi Arabia has allocated $2 million to UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, a statement from the organization said Monday.
Saudi Ambassador to Jordan Naif bin Bandar Al-Sudairi handed over a check to UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini in Amman on Sunday.
Al-Sudairi said that the contribution aimed to strengthen UNRWA’s ability to respond to the humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees in the region.
UNRWA has been facing a financial crisis that is jeopardizing its ability to provide services. It is urging governments, donors, and partners to continue their assistance to Palestinian refugees, who rely almost entirely on the agency for their daily necessities.
The agency is currently stepping up efforts to meet its immediate financial needs so it can maintain essential services until the end of the year.