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Saudi Arabia Supports Palestine with Annual Contribution to UNRWA

In a significant move towards humanitarian aid to Palestine, Saudi Arabia, represented by its ambassador to Jordan, Nayef bin Bandar Al Sudairi, has handed over an annual contribution of $2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). This annual contribution will enable UNRWA to continue providing relief services, including food, medicine, and other essential needs, to the Palestinian people, highlighting Saudi Arabia’s continuous commitment towards the Palestinian cause.

Saudi’s Support to Palestine

Saudi Arabia has been a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause, consistently providing financial aid and advocating for their rights on international platforms. This recent contribution further affirms this commitment.

Handover to UNRWA

Ambassador Naif bin Bandar Al Sudairy handed over the annual contribution to Philippe Lazzarini, the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, during a meeting held on a Sunday.

UNRWA’s Role

UNRWA, a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949, is mandated to provide assistance and protection to some 5.7 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA across its five fields of operation, namely Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

UNRWA’s Response

Philippe Lazzarini expressed his gratitude towards Saudi Arabia for its continuous support to the Palestinian people and its stand with UNRWA to achieve its humanitarian goals. He said, “At this juncture, we need this solidarity more than ever. We call on Member States and the international community to support our efforts to assist the Palestinian people who are currently in critical circumstances.”

Saudi Arabia’s Role in the Arab World

Saudi Arabia’s consistent support for Palestine is a reflection of its broader role in the Arab world as a leading voice for peace and stability. The country has always been at the forefront of efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has proposed several initiatives to that end, most notably the Arab Peace Initiative in 2002.

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