IDB and UNRWA sign accords to support education and reconstruction in Gaza

December 7, 2011

Representatives of the Jeddah-based  Islamic Development Bank (IDB), in its role as Coordinator of the Program of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the Reconstruction of Gaza, and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) have signed two agreements worth $9.2 million. The projects involve supporting education and reconstructing 120 houses for Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip. Mansour bin Feten, Director of the IDB’s Trust Funds Department, and Peter Ford, Representative of the UNRWA Commissioner-General, signed the agreements in Amman, Jordan, according to a press release. The statement noted that the GCC, through the IDB, continues to be a valuable supporter of the UNRWA’s housing and reconstruction efforts.