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Posted On: 19 December 2019 09:54 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

Qatar's support reduces UNRWA's financial deficit

Sumaica Asad
Sumaica Asad
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said that the financial deficit for the year 2019 decreased from $167 million to only $90 million.

UNRWA Media Advisor Adnan Abu Hasana said that over the past three weeks, intensive efforts were made and resulted in the agency receiving $ 77 million from more than 20 countries and partners. It includes funds transferred from countries that have frozen their remaining contributions for this year in light of the investigation supervised by the United Nations Internal Oversight Office, which concluded that there is no corruption or financial abuse.

He added, in a statement to the Qatar News Agency (QNA), that the Qatari support for UNRWA contributed greatly to reducing the financial deficit of the UN agency this year, praising the development of the relationship with the State of Qatar in order to provide better service to millions of Palestinian refugees in the UNRWA's five fields of operations.

UNRWA had announced that it needs at least $167 million to be able to continue its services and pay the salaries of its employees until the end of this year.

Source: QNA
Image credit: Al Jazeera