UN agency provides additional aid to 430,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria

11 July 2005

The main United Nations agency helping Palestinian refugees has allocated $3 million for some 30 additional health and social services projects in Syria, bringing its total assistance for this year for nearly 430,000 Palestinians living there to $31.3 million.

The main United Nations agency helping Palestinian refugees has allocated $3 million for some 30 additional health and social services projects in Syria, bringing its total assistance for this year for nearly 430,000 Palestinians living there to $31.3 million.

That total excludes funding for special projects currently under implementation worth $19.4 million.

The money, contributed by various donors to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) General Fund, represents the first substantial funding for the Agency in Syria as a result of the launch of its Medium Term Plan.

Overall, the 55-year-old agency has been providing education, health care, social services, micro-credit and emergency relief to over 4 million Palestinian refugees living in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

 

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