23 Nov 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 23 NOVEMBERBrussels Daily
New EU funding for Palestine refugees and vulnerable Palestinian families through United Nations Relief and Works Agency
The European Union will provide €10 million of additional support to Palestine Refugees through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). This contribution, which comes in addition to the €10 million granted in October, will help UNRWA keep schools open and maintain core services for Palestinian refugees. This brings the 2015 EU support for UNRWA’s General Fund up to €102 million. High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President Federica Mogherini said: “UNRWA is doing invaluable work with the Palestinian children whose experience has been marked too often by war, violence, displacement and insecurity. Thanks to UNRWA, their right to go to school and build a better future for themselves and the region can be guaranteed. The EU will continue to stand by UNRWA as it provides Palestine refugees not only with critical quality services, but also with stability and hope for the future in very difficult circumstances.” Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn commented: “I am delighted that more Member States are joining the EU PEGASE mechanism in support of the Palestinians. Today’s additional funds will benefit the most vulnerable Palestinian families, which remain in dire need of assistance. I am also happy to announce the additional €10 million EU contribution, thanks to which UNRWA will be able to keep schools open and provide Palestinian refugees with access to health and social services”. Read the full press release here.
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