1997 News Story

UNRWA reports Saudi Arabia as topping list of donors

The UNRWA news bulletin yesterday reported that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia tops the list of donor states who have extended additional contributions in 1997 to the United Nations committee for the relief of Palestinian refugees.   The Kingdom pledged an additional U.S. $ 2.4 million to UNRWA last week, which together with the earlier contribution of U.S. $1.2 million represents three times the amount it gave in 1996.