The United Arab Emirates has announced a contribution of $20 million (approximately AED 73.6 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The agency provides essential services, including education, healthcare, relief, and social support, to Palestinian refugees, relying heavily on contributions from UN Member States.
Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the UN, revealed the two-year disbursement plan during a meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly. The UAE aims to support UNRWA in achieving more stable and sustained funding, recognizing the agency’s critical role in improving the lives of millions of Palestinian refugees and maintaining regional security and stability.
This latest contribution brings the UAE’s total assistance to Palestine to $521 million, with $119.3 million provided through UNRWA, covering the period from 2018 to 2023.
UNRWA, established through UN General Assembly Resolution 302 on December 8, 1949, plays a significant role in supporting Palestinian refugees