Saudi Arabia Donates $12 Million to Aid Palestinian Refugees
October 16, 2014
(WASHINGTON, DC) - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia donated $12 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to help affected Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The donation was announced today in a statement issued by the Saudi Embassy in Amman, Jordan.
The Kingdom has been an active supporter of humanitarian efforts in Palestine. In August, Saudi Arabia provided $1 million in response to a proposal by the World Food Programme targeting 81,000 Palestinians. In July, Saudi Arabia provided the Palestinian Ministry of Health with $26.7 million to meet medicine and supply shortages and $53.3 million to the Palestinian Red Crescent in Gaza.