UNRWA thanks Saudi Arabia for donations to Palestinians in Gaza

August 2, 2011

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has thanked the Kingdom for donating enough food aid to feed 56,000 Palestinians, as part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Campaign for the Relief of the Palestinian People in the Gaza Strip. In a statement, the UNRWA said, “The generous donation by the Kingdom, led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, provides poor families in the Gaza Strip with basic foods, including flour, rice, sugar, cooking oil, and legumes, to alleviate their daily sufferings.” UNRWA Special Representative Peter Ford said his organization greatly appreciates the commitment and generosity of King Abdullah towards Palestinian refugees, adding that the assistance comes at convenient time, when Gaza’s people are suffering from severe food shortages.