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Qatar to donate $50 mn to aid Palestinians

Qatar to donate $50 mn to aid Palestinians

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GAZA, Jan. 21, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian refugees protest in front of a United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) distribution center in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, on Jan. 21, 2018. The UNRWA will launch on Monday a funding campaign to face its budget deficit, a UNRWA official said on Sunday. (Xinhua/Khaled Omar/IANS)
Doha, March 16 (IANS) Qatar has announced a $50 million donation to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), officials said.
The government communications office and Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said the donation came during the extraordinary ministerial meeting of UNRWA held in Rome, Italy in the presence of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Xinhua reported.
Subsequently, Qatar also announced that it has continued to finance projects implemented by the UNRWA, especially in the education and health sectors.
In February, Qatar announced the distribution of 9 million dollars of emergency aid of medicines, medical supplies, foodstuff, and fuel to operate hospital generators in the Gaza Strip.
Qatar is facing a nine-month boycott by its Gulf allies, which accused Qatar of supporting extremist political movements in the Middle East, including Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas.
Qatar has categorically denied the allegations.
--IANS
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